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Singer Andy Williams Dead At 84
CBSLA.com) ^ | September 26, 2012 6:34 AM

Posted on 09/26/2012 7:03:08 AM PDT by BenLurkin

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1 posted on 09/26/2012 7:03:13 AM PDT by BenLurkin
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To: BenLurkin

RIP to a big star.


2 posted on 09/26/2012 7:05:27 AM PDT by Loud Mime (arguetheconstitution.com)
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To: BenLurkin

RIP, Andy. It’s not long until I start spinning his classic Christmas album again.


3 posted on 09/26/2012 7:06:04 AM PDT by Sans-Culotte ( Pray for Obama- Psalm 109:8)
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following a year-long battle with battler cancer.

I thought he died of bladder cancer. Have no clue what battler cancer is.


4 posted on 09/26/2012 7:07:49 AM PDT by sheana
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To: BenLurkin

Sigh.


5 posted on 09/26/2012 7:08:05 AM PDT by stanne
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RIP Andy “Mr. Moon River” Williams.


6 posted on 09/26/2012 7:10:38 AM PDT by Biggirl ("Jesus talked to us as individuals"-Jim Vicevich/Thanks JimV!)
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To: sheana

Good catch.

I went back to the original website and there it was: battler cancer.

Methinks it was written in a hurry, but it’s still up.


7 posted on 09/26/2012 7:11:00 AM PDT by Loud Mime (arguetheconstitution.com)
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Actually looks like it was written on an ipad or phone with auto correct. Happens to me all the time if I don’t check what was typed. lol


8 posted on 09/26/2012 7:14:04 AM PDT by sheana
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To: BenLurkin

One of the few singers I really enjoyed listening to.


9 posted on 09/26/2012 7:14:47 AM PDT by count-your-change (You don't have to be brilliant, not being stupid is enough.)
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To: sheana
Not my typo.

This time.

10 posted on 09/26/2012 7:18:05 AM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: BenLurkin

RIP, Andy.


11 posted on 09/26/2012 7:31:11 AM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (God, family, country, mom, apple pie, the girl next door and a Ford F250 to pull my boat.)
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To: BenLurkin

RIP. He was originally from right here in Cincinnati.


12 posted on 09/26/2012 7:34:50 AM PDT by day10 (Integrity has no need of rules.)
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=flm4xcOyiCo


13 posted on 09/26/2012 7:36:45 AM PDT by Free America52 (The White guys are getting pissed off. We beat Hitler Hirohito and Krushchev. Obama will be easy.)
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To: Sans-Culotte

I saw his Christmas show twice in Branson—it was worth every cent. Thanks, Andy for a great voice and a decent person.


14 posted on 09/26/2012 7:40:59 AM PDT by Conservativegreatgrandma
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To: BenLurkin

Moon River is still my favorite song, and no one could do the song justice, except Andy Williams.

Rest in peace, Mr. Williams.


15 posted on 09/26/2012 7:48:13 AM PDT by fatnotlazy
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RIP to a man with vast talent but who never took himself too seriously.

Film/TV composer extraordinaire Mike Post told a story about one of his first gigs in TV as musical director for the Andy Williams show. Williams readily confided in Post: ‘I’m a crooner. If you try to have me do dead-serious covers of current hit songs I’m going to be a laughingstock. So let’s keep it light and/or comedic.’ In addition, Williams yielded to Post’s suggestion that they pretape the music (for sound quality purposes) for Williams to mime later. I’m no fan of lip-synch but at least Williams’ ego didn’t get in the way.

His mentoring of the Osmonds is legendary. Of course, there may be some music industry mythology in the story similar to Diana Ross ‘discovering’ the Jackson 5 but the Osmonds have always acknowledged their debt to Williams.


16 posted on 09/26/2012 7:50:23 AM PDT by relictele
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Originally, it was Andy Williams’ “Born Free” that Rush used for his “Animal Rights” update. Mr. Williams made a personal request to Rush to not use his song in that way, and Rush complied, probably over respect for the man’s decency.


17 posted on 09/26/2012 7:53:44 AM PDT by Dr. Sivana ("I have a new zest for life!"--Calvin from Las Vegas)
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To: day10

Williams was born and raised right down the road from me in Wall Lake, IA. One town over from where my Dad was born.


18 posted on 09/26/2012 8:00:06 AM PDT by EternalVigilance (If your only choice is evil, you've either died and gone to hell, or you're a Republican.)
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To: BenLurkin

As a kid I remember watching his Christmas specials... a couple of years ago I heard him on Hannity (I think) and he was very concerned about what was happening in this country. RIP to a great American.


19 posted on 09/26/2012 8:00:44 AM PDT by Newton (All tyranny needs to gain a foothold is for people of good conscience to remain silent.)
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RIP to a wonderful singer and an all-around decent man. He will be missed. It’s getting to that time of the year when one of the most loved Christmas songs will be played, “It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year.” Hats off to you, Andy!


20 posted on 09/26/2012 8:05:45 AM PDT by mancini
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