1950s EASY-POP Songs and Singers...on the verge of Rock 'n Roll
Andy Williams (born December 3, 1928)
Famous EASY-POP hit single during the 50s: Canadian Sunset 1956
He also had hits with Butterfly and I Like Your Kind of Love in 1957, Are You Sincere in 1958, and Lonely Street and The Village of St. Bernadette in 1959.
Recording career with hits on the charts: 1956-1972 Record Label: Cadence
As a 7-year-old, Howard Andrew Williams, born in Wall Lake, Iowa, began singing with his three brothers. Their radio exposure caught the attention of Bing Crosby and the Williams Brothers recorded their first #1 hit song, Swinging On a Star, with him in 1944. Andy Williams began his solo career in 1952, appearing for three years as a regular with Eydie Gorme and Steve Lawrence on Steve Allen’s ‘Tonight Show.’ In 1961, he married French singer/actress Claudine Longet and in 1962, he sang Moon River at the Oscar Awards—it won the Academy Award and became his theme song. He starred in his own highly successful, 9-year-running, NBC-TV series in the sixties. Andy Williams, one of America’s great middle-of-the-road pop singers, frequently appeared at his own Moon River Theater in Branson, Missouri, into the 21st century.
Andy Williams's Best 45rpm Single Recordings during the Fifties: