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The Andy Williams Show (musical variety)

    (NBC Primetime, 1962 - 1967)
    (NBC Primetime, 1969 - 1971)
    (Syndicated, 1976)

    [Andy Williams was a likeable vocalist-host who had previously
     had various guest and co-hosting duties on various musical shows
     since the mid-1950s including "The Chevy Showroom" in 1958;

     In 1962, NBC gave the ballad singer his own primetime series which
     lasted five years -- surprisingly strong in an era in which the
     world of music turned its attention more to rock and rollers; he
     had been part of a childhood singing group called "the Williams
     Brothers" himself, so he included a couple of singing groups on
     his own primetime series -- the folk/rock group known as the 
    "New Christy Minstrels", and the "Osmond Brothers" from Utah, who
     included the young Donny Osmond, later to have his own singing
     career aimed at the teen-bubblegum crowd...

     After the series was cancelled in 1967, Williams was able to
     convince NBC to give him another shot, and with bandleader
     Mike Post providing modern backgrounds, he had another two years
     on Saturday nights; Post also innovated the pre-recording of
     background tracks in a sound studio -- which at the time was novel
     for TV series taped in front of a live audience, but became
     de riguer within a few years, including even the "Lawrence Welk
     Show" which used this technique in its final years too;

     A short-lived syndicated show simply named "Andy" was attempted
     in 1976 -- five years after the last network series ended]


Main Theme 1: "Moon River" from the 1961 Paramount film "Breakfast At Tiffany's"

    [This song from the Audry Hepburn movie which had been recorded 
     by Williams the year before achieving pop chart success, became
     his signature song; he sang it to open his first show, and also
     used it as his closing THEME on the second show (1969 - 1971)]

     Composers: music by Henry Nicola Mancini (ASCAP), and
                lyric by John H. ("Johnny") Mercer (ASCAP)

     Original Publisher: Famous Music Corp. (ASCAP)

     1978 Publisher: Famous Music Corp. (ASCAP)

     2001 Publisher: Famous Music Corporation (ASCAP)
                        of New York, NY

     Copyright Date: Jan. 31, 1961; Eu 656 109.
     Renewal   Date: Jan.  5, 1989; RE-423-686.

     Recordings: 


Close Theme 2 (1962 - 1967): "May Each Day"

    [ASCAP title variation...
     aka: "May Each Day Be A Good Day"]

     Composers: music by George Wyle (ASCAP), and
                lyric by Morton J. ("Mort") Greene (ASCAP)

     1978 Publisher: Barnaby Music Corp. (ASCAP)

     1998 Publisher: Barnaby Music Corp. (ASCAP)
                        of Beverly Hills, CA

     Copyright Date: Feb. 25, 1963; Eu 758 979.
     Renewal   Date: Jan.  7, 1991; RE-516-778.

     Recordings: 


Open Theme 3 (1969 - 1971): "The Andy Williams Show Song"

    [This THEME by Canadian Mark Shekter was published by "Claudine",
     a publishing company named for Williams wife Claudine Longet, a
     French-born actress/singer whom Williams met in Las Vegas when she
     was lead dancer at the Folies Bergère show; the 14-year difference
     in ages had been controversial at the time among Williams' fans; 

     After their divorce, Claudine was unfortunately implicated in 
     the shooting of her boyfriend in Aspen in 1976, who was a champion
     downhill competitive skier named Spider Savich]

     Composers: Mark Harvey Shekter (Canadian PROCAN)

     1978 Publisher: 

     2001 Publisher: Claudine Publishing Co. (BMI)
                        a division of Noelle Music Corp.,
                        of Beverly Hills, CA

     Copyright Date:
     Renewal   Date:

     Recordings: 


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