Andy Williams


Our only regret is that we never caught his show in Branson. Seriously.

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  1. I've never been able to decide if Andy Williams was a less-hep version of Scott Walker or Scott Walker was a slightly-more-hep version of Andy Williams. (Especially with this song.)

    And I wonder if Andy's passing means that Claudine Longet is now able to publish a tell-all?

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    1. Now that might be something!

      Mr. Williams was as square as can be, but what a voice!

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  2. Do you think he had any genitals? I mean, any at all.

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    1. I'd rather like to think that Mlle Longet had something to get her hand around apart from a trigger... Jx

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    2. I believe he had neuticles.

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  3. RIP a great vocalist. I love this song... Jx

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  4. Oh God and there's the Osmonds in the front row pulling focus with their little red jackets from Robert Hall.

    Andy sure was the King of the contrast stripe V-Neck sweater, wasn't he?

    BrianB

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    1. Yes, we have Mr. Williams to thank for the Osmond Brothers. No doubt they reminded him of singing with his own brothers way back when.

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    2. Oh yes, Thom and I'm old enough to remember what a sensation they were back then! America loved them. I'm pretty sure I saw this episode when it originally aired, they were so fucking clean cut!

      So funny because them bein' Mormons and all, I remember watching the Mormon Tabernacle Choir on TV back in those days, and trying to pick out the cute guys when the camera scanned the singers. I don't believe I ever found one!

      BrianB

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  5. One of my dear Chicago friends gave me the gift of The Andy Williams Christmas Show at the Chicago Theater about 10 years ago - we drank champagne in the balcony and it was one of the most charming, wonderful evenings... a true show business experience in the old-school sense. He was far less square than the image - which was more NBC's doing than his - plus anybody who had a 10 year affair with Kay Thompson and was married to Claudine Longet has to have some fabulous in them. Damn, what a life!

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    1. Well said, my fabulous friend!

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    2. Wow, so you mean Kay didn't just mentor him, she MENTORED him!

      Think Pink Andy, Think Pink!

      BrianB

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