~“Lost & Found in 2012”~

Published: Thursday, January 24, 2013 at 09:37 AM.

He had a beautiful deep voice, and I particularly liked the line in the movie where he said, “You can’t hide what’s in your heart.”

It is true.

Others died including Davy Jones, Earl Scruggs, Dick Clark and Andy Williams. Davy Jones of the Monkees always brought back memories of the comedy show by the same name that I watched on Saturday mornings in the late 1960’s. He also made me think of Marsha Brady, who was a bit of a “tractor cranker” on “The Brady Bunch.”

Earl Scruggs was a bluegrass musician who picked the banjo and played with Lester Flatt. Together they were, “Flatt & Scruggs,” the fellows who sang the theme song for the television show, “The Beverly Hillbillies.”

Dick Clark came to see me on Saturday mornings also, with “American Bandstand.” In later years, we all watched “the ball drop” in Times Square with Mr. Clark.

Andy Williams sung “Moon River,” like nobody’s business. When I think of the song, I think of Holly Golightly, Audrey Hepburn and “Breakfast at Tiffany’s,” but I will also think of Andy Williams’ version of the song. He seemed to be a good man. Of his talent, Williams said, “I never tried to sing like anybody else, fortunately I didn’t sound like anybody else. It just happened."

We are fortunate it did (just happen).

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