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Andy Williams passes on leaving a legacy behind…


Good evening, Netizens...


If you happen to be one of my generation and a devoted fan of music, upon hearing the first words of Moon River, you automatically either hum along or sing the words of Johnny Mercer and the music of Henry Mancini. However despite the incredible compositional talents of these two greats of music in the 1960's, no one save for one, could claim they “owned” the song, and yesterday at age 89, Andy Williams, who made the song his own, succumbed to cancer, thus ending his illustrious career.


I admit I've been listening to Williams sing for over thirty years. Now I ask you, will Justin Bieber's music still haunt the airwaves in thirty years?


That question does pose itself in moments of reverie. Even Janis Joplin and Jimmy Hendrix, both of whom succumbed to drug addiction, still are remembered for their incredible talents these many years later. How long will Bieber's music be remembered?



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