'And finally, not everyone’s being doing topical. In fact, here’s the rather lovely 6 Oxgangs Avenue devoted to the history of the development of the area, this week highlighting how the block of flats came into being. Could have been prompted by Who do you think you are? Or just a timely reminder that not everything worth blogging about is in the here and now.'

Kate Higgins, Scottish Roundup 26/08/2012

Thursday, 27 September 2012

Moon River

I was sorry to hear of the death of Andy Williams yesterday.

The Andy Williams Show was an integral part of our weekly viewing from the late 1960s into 1971. Every Thursday evening we used to watch the programme as a family. It was where we all first saw The Osmonds who appeared weekly almost as a house-band-it was where they got their first break. It was a classy show-I've noted the show in my Letts' School Diary in January, February and March, 1971 reviewing it regularly as good and once, as fabulous!

It was a variety show with an amazing range of guests, particularly singers and some zany humour-anyone remember the Cookie Bear

We saw Ray Stevens sing Bridget the Midget and went out and bought the single.  

Andy Williams always opened the show with Moon River; I also liked the way he finished the show too each week-he would walk between two sections of staging which opened and fanned out singing 'May Each Day Of The Week', stopping once or twice on the way to the stage to dance a small waltz with women in the audience.

May each day in the week be a good day
May the Lord always watch over you
And may all of your hopes turn to wishes
And may all of your wishes come true

May each day in the month be a good day
May you make friends with each one you meet
And may all of your daydreams be mem'ries
And may all of your mem'ries be sweet

The weeks turn to months and the months into years
There'll be sadness and joy, there'll be laughter and tears
But one thing I pray to heaven above
May each of your days be a day full of love

May each day in the year be a good day
May each dawn find you happy and gay
And may all of your days be as lovely
As the one you shared with me today

May each day of your life be a good day, 
And good night.



Unknown said...

I seem to remember Andy Williams visiting St Marks Church around about 1980 - I don't know why he would have done this but maybe I am getting senile and it didn't happen. Can anyone confirm?

Peter Hoffmann said...

Regarding Eric Mullen's query about Andy Williams visit to St Mark's Church I can confirm that he is indeed right and that his memory hasn't let him down!

After doing some detective work liaising with Mark Duffy, he told me that his dad, Jim Duffy, Colinton, Edinburgh confirmed that St Mark's School sang with Andy Williams at St Mark's Church in 1981. This was beamed onto the Johnny Cash Christmas in Scotland Show.