President Reagan was once quoted saying that Andy Williams’ voice was “a national treasure”. We couldn’t agree more. And although his success came way before our time, his voice continued to charm us for decades long. He was and still is a legend.
Today, the world loses yet another icon in the entertainment/music industry.
Andy Williams had a career that spanned nearly 75 years. He rose to stardom in the mid-1950s and remained a popular crooner. He was a crooner, a performer, and a host. During his heydays, he achieved a totally of 18 gold albums, including “Moon River”, “Days of Wine and Roses”, “The Shadow of Your Smile”, and of course, “Great Songs from My Fair Lady and Other Broadway Hits”.
People who loved good, quality music knew him only all too well. Especially for his signature song:
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A year ago, Any Williams announced that he had been diagnosed with bladder cancer. He passed away hours ago at his home in Branson, Missouri. He was 84 years old. Andy Williams leaves behind the legacy of his voice and a throng of fans from the easy-listening crowd.
Goodbye, Moon River. Thank you for the music.
Rest in peace.