old timers as it were... i still think H.Mancini and B.Bacharach wrote some amazing music. it still gives me a lift. even if it's inside an "elevator"....
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I grew up watching The Andy Williams Show with my parents and loved every episode. Music, comedy, you name it and Andy did it.
It's too bad that this is a generational 'thing'. Shows like his and others of his time helped build a foundation of culture that will never be duplicated. Too many things have happened since which will lead to a different way of thinking, expressing and appreciating. Boy am I sounding my age.
All the best,
I hate to admit this but I saw him live in Hawaii back 1968. My mother was a big fan and we were there on vacation so I went with her. I just remember he did a long show but truthfully don't remember much else I was pretty young. It was night and the beach was closed and no I didn't get a tee-shirt. But he did have some good songs and a silky smooth voice. That whole Claudine Longet thing kinda messed with his mind as I recall, then she went off to Colorado and killed er a commited a misdemeanor homicide of Spider Sabich. Misdemeanor homicide? Is that like a parking ticket?
Any way hopefully Andy is at peace he was a true talent of his genre of music.
Yeah, "I Can't Get Used to Losing You"!
In the midst of tormenting my parents with the likes of the Rolling Stones and The Mothers of Invention, they finally thought I was developing some musical taste when I brought home the 45 of that tune.
Alas, the torment didn't end, but even my rock'n'roll addled teenage brain recognized a good tune when I heard one.