Moon River and Me: A Memoir - Andy WilliamsWeidenfeld & Nicolson, 2009, Hardback in Dust Wrapper.
Condition: Very Good+ — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Price Clipped.
Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs;
From the cover: “Andy Williams is one of the greatest singing stars of all time. During a glittering career spanning eight decades, he has headlined at concert venues in almost every city on the planet, sold over 100 million albums, hosted a hugely successful TV show and worked with a roll-call of showbusiness legends that included Bob Hope, Bing Crosby, Judy Garland, Frank Sinatra, Lauren Bacall, Jack Lemmon, Elvis Presley and John Lennon. His television show also introduced stars of the next generation, like the Osmonds and Elton John.
Now, for the first time, Andy tells the whole remarkable story. An Iowa farm boy who grew up during the Great Depression — so poor he had to sing for his shoes Andy began performing at the age of seven as one quarter of the Williams Brothers. They graduated from church halls and a funeral parlour to mid-Western radio stations, and found fame in Hollywood movies and a headlining nightclub act that was the sensation of its era.
After going solo, Andy endured his wilderness years, barely scraping a living in ‘rust-belt’ supper clubs — to re-emerge as one of the greatest television and recording stars of his era. The Andy Williams Show topped television ratings around the world, and a string of smash hits, including his signature tune ‘Moon River’, went on to earn him eighteen gold and three platinum discs.
Still singing, still holding audiences in the palm of his hand, Andy Williams looks back on an extraordinary show business life. Revelatory, honest, funny and touching, Moon River and Me is the inspiring autobiography of an icon.”