Last night, as I left the parking lot at Taylor's Meats & Produce, I saw that the rain was on its way to our town.
I immediately thought of the song, Raindrops Keep Falling On My Head. As always, this led me to thinking of Andy Williams, who passed away recently, at 84 years old, leaving a giant hole in my musical heart. Even though B.J. Thomas had a #1 single with this song, Andy's version is my favorite. But then, I'm biased when it comes to Andy Williams.
When I was a kid, my mom had several Andy Williams albums (including the one at the end of the video I linked to, above), and it's thanks to her that I love his music. We also enjoyed his Christmas albums, including those he recorded with his brothers. I especially loved his variety show and Christmas specials, but I'd almost forgotten that the Osmond Brothers really got their start on his show.
His true, clear, seemingly-effortless tenor voice makes him one of my all-time favorite singers. I will miss him, but he sure left me with some happy memories.