Friday, December 19, 2008

Andy Williams' influence

Among my rural journalism career highlights I count being in attendance several years ago in Wall Lake as legendary crooner Andy Williams sang his most famous tune, "Moon River," in front of his boyhood home there.

The home is an historic landmark and a tourist draw for this Sac County town.

In the closing weeks of 2008, a hot new CD, "Day and Age" from the alternative rock group The Killers, features a reference to "Moon River," in the extraordinary lyrics to "Dustland Fairytale."

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