Monday, August 17, 2020

Don Williams made marital fidelity sexy: Dated

 Singer Don Williams died last Friday (Sept 8) in Mobile, Alabama at the age of 78.


Don Williams, a singer of heartfelt country ballads who emerged as one of the biggest stars in country music during the late 1970s, died last Friday in Mobile, Alabama. He was 78.

His publicist said the cause was emphysema, a lung condition.

Never entirely comfortable in the limelight, Williams nonetheless found himself in it: Seventeen of his singles, including earnest declarations such as You’re My Best Friend and Lord, I Hope This Day Is Good, reached the top of the Billboard country chart from 1974 to 1984.

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16 comments:

  1. A classic, I always enjoy it to the fullest.

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  2. The original Gentle Giant, and a tremendous talent. 'Good Old Boys Like Me' was the soundtrack of my high school years.

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    1. Same here although I was in military school and had never heard of Speed. I keep it on the right side of FNC.

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    2. Bourbon and speed? We were lucky to get warm beer and an occasional menthol. Bible Belt in the 80s!!

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  3. RIP Don and thank-you. I do not grieve that he is gone, rather I celebrate that he lived to enrich our lives with his music. "Good Old Boys Like Me" is an iconic master piece of music. If had to make of list of what I considered to be the top ten best Country (and Western) music, his song would be on that list. It is perfect; a deep, profound quiet story set to music.
    And a heartfelt thank-you, to you Brock. There has been many a time when I after reading a post on your blog, played this song just marvel in beauty of it and feeling the better from it.

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    1. There has been many a time when I after reading a post on your blog, played this song just marvel in beauty of it and feeling the better from it.

      Thanks and I can't think of anyone better.

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  4. When I was working in Nigeria (offshore oil exploration) in the late 80s and early 90s,
    Don Williams was extremely popular there.
    It seemed like every Nigerian had a tape of his.

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  5. A bit late--Don died three years ago.

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    1. That is why it is described as DATED: Don Williams made marital fidelity sexy: DATED

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  6. My apologies, Brock! I didn't see that. Mea maxima culpa.
    --Tennessee Budd

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