Friday, October 14, 2011

Roger Williams: American Pianist, 1924-2011

The noted American pianist, Roger Williams, passed away last Saturday (October 8) at the age of 87. His Wikipedia entry notes that "Billboard magazine ranks him as the top selling piano recording artist in history with 18 gold and platinum records to his credit." In tribute, here is his last hit recordings, the theme from the 1980 film, Somewhere in Time.

Older boomers will remember him well for his 1955 recording of Autumn Leaves, "the only  piano instrumental to reach #1 on Billboard's popular music chart."

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