Sunday, October 9, 2011

Roger Williams Dies in Autumn

Roger Williams' first and biggest hit in the rock-and-roll era.

"Autumn Leaves" debuted on the Billboard Hot 100 for the week ending August 20, 1955.  It spent 26 weeks on the chart, 4 weeks at #1.

Other top ten hits: "Near You" in 1958 and "Born Free" in 1966.

Roger Williams, Pianist Known for Sentimental Songs, Dies at 87.  (New York Times obituary, 10/8/2011)

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