The only news I can find on this is a short notice at PuffHo: Andy Williams has died of cancer at 84. He wasn’t a huge favorite of mine (I thought Tony Bennett, his closest rival in my mind, was better and edgier), but of course he’ll always be associated with “Moon River,” which is a very good song. (Like a starling, it’s something lovely that has lost its appeal through familiarity. Look closely at a starling next time you see one.)
There was also “I Can’t Get Used to Losing You” and “Days of Wine and Roses,” both of which were hits that appealed to me mildly. And then there were his t.v. Christmas specials.
In memory of Wiliams, then, have a listen:
Oh, and look at this beautiful bird: