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Andy Williams Death

Postby yawares » Thu Sep 27, 2012 10:20 am

Dear Members,

My mom loved almost every songs of Andy Williams,this gentleman truly had such wonderful silky voice. Top hit movies theme songs those days sung by Andy Williams.


Movies: Breakfast At Tiffany
Moon River: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L_jgIezo ... re=related

Movie: Summer Place
Summer Place: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9SeDGvfR0HU

Movie: Dr.Zhivago
Somewhere My Love: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YrRMQsnS ... re=related

Movie: Love Is A Many Splender Thing
Many Splender Things: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=98pqW8h-sn4

Movie: Romeo And Juliet
A Time For Us: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sRnx-s1T ... re=related

Can't Get Used To: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q1p_H704lQY

Movie: Three Coins In The Fountain
THREE COINS IN THE FOUNTAIN: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nm5c1ewH ... ure=fvwrel

Movie: The Exodus
The Exodus Song : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y75RYb92gts

Movie: Charade
Charade : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5cdRX-8thAc

Andy Williams, whose silky voice propelled him to recording and television stardom in the 1960s, with hits including “Moon River” and the inescapable holiday jingle “It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year,” died Sept. 25,2012 at his home in Branson, Mo. He was 84.

He died after a year-long battle with bladder cancer.


Mr. Williams’s entertainment career spanned eight decades, starting when he was an 8-year-old singer performing at church socials in his native Iowa. With his radiant smile, chiseled dimples and earnest personality, he conveyed an unfailingly wholesome image throughout his career.

The host of NBC's "The Andy Williams Show" from 1962 to 1971, Williams is known for lending his voice to timeless songs like "Moon River" and "Can't Help Falling In Love" -- songs that led President Ronald Reagan to dub him "a national treasure." Over his 75-year span in the business, Williams has earned 17 gold and three platinum records.

In a varied show business career, Mr. Williams headlined at major venues such as the Copacabana in New York and Caesars Palace casino in Las Vegas, sang at three Academy Awards ceremonies in the 1960s, hosted the first live telecast of the Grammy Awards in 1971, and headlined the halftime show of Super Bowl VII in 1973. After the assassination of his friend Robert F. Kennedy in 1968, Mr. Williams sang “The Battle Hymn of the Republic” at the funeral.

But Mr. Williams found his greatest commercial success in the 1960s and early 1970s with anodyne pop and yuletide music, which yielded more than a dozen hits. During this period, he recorded or popularized a slew of lush, orchestra-backed movie themes. Besides his signature number “Moon River” (from “Breakfast at Tiffany’s”), Mr. Williams recorded “Days of Wine and Roses,” “Born Free,” “The Shadow of Your Smile” (from “The Sandpiper”), “Charade,” the theme from “Love Story,” and a love ballad from “The Godfather” known as “Speak Softly Love.”
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Re: Andy Williams Death

Postby Ben » Thu Sep 27, 2012 10:23 am

Vale Andy

When I watched the news earlier this evening I was immediately transported to when I was about five years old.
May you be destined for a happy rebirth.
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Re: Andy Williams Death

Postby retrofuturist » Thu Sep 27, 2012 10:59 am

If you have asked me of the origination of unease, then I shall explain it to you in accordance with my understanding:
Whatever various forms of unease there are in the world, They originate founded in encumbering accumulation. (Pārāyanavagga)


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One who is such, calmed and ever mindful, He has no sorrows! -- Udana IV, 7


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Re: Andy Williams Death

Postby daverupa » Thu Sep 27, 2012 11:32 am

retrofuturist wrote:


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I accidentally wooed my ex-wife by singing this song. Good stuff!
    "And how is it, bhikkhus, that by protecting oneself one protects others? By the pursuit, development, and cultivation of the four establishments of mindfulness. It is in such a way that by protecting oneself one protects others.

    "And how is it, bhikkhus, that by protecting others one protects oneself? By patience, harmlessness, goodwill, and sympathy. It is in such a way that by protecting others one protects oneself.
- Sedaka Sutta [SN 47.19]
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Re: Andy Williams Death

Postby yawares » Thu Sep 27, 2012 12:45 pm

retrofuturist wrote:


Yawares :heart: this song :jumping:
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Re: Andy Williams Death

Postby yawares » Thu Sep 27, 2012 12:55 pm

Ben wrote:Vale Andy

When I watched the news earlier this evening I was immediately transported to when I was about five years old.
May you be destined for a happy rebirth.

Dear Ben,
I love your' baby girl' pictures...so cute :heart:

I too was growing up listening to Andy's songs...my mom played all the time..my dad had to get someone to make his study room sound proof!!

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