The tune was first performed by Audrey Hepburn in the beloved 1961 movie Breakfast at Tiffany’s, but Mancini thought “Moon River” ideally suited for Williams, who recorded it in “just about one take” and in addition sang it at the 1962 Academy Awards. Although “Moon River” was covered by countless artists and have become a hit single for Jerry Butler, Williams made the track his personal model. Actually, he insisted on it.
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1. Stardom is Rare “Once I hear anybody else sing it, it is all I can to do stop myself from shouting on the television display, ‘No! That is my song!'” Williams wrote in his 2009 memoir, titled, fittingly, “Moon River and Me.” In his prime, Iowa-born Williams, who died Tuesday night at age eighty four at his residence in Branson, Mo., was extra standard than Lady Gaga, Katy Perry and Nicki Minaj mixed.… Read More