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Big Chuck

October 8, 2012

Andy Williams, last of the great crooners


All of these sensory reactions to the song were powerful. And it all happened in less than three minutes.

When I took the headphones off after the song, my eyes were misty and my head cloudy. Gee, I never knew Andy Williams was that powerful. I mean, he was just a little guy with a high-pitched voice in a cardigan sweater wasn’t he?

No. He was more than that. Much more than that.

Thank you to Andy Williams, my huckleberry friend, and to all the crooners along the way who made growing up just a little bit easier for me.

I’ll catch you in two …

“Big Chuck” D’IMPERIO can be heard on weekdays beginning at 6 a.m. on WDOS-AM 730 in Oneonta, and also on Thursday nights from 7-9 p.m. on WSRK-FM 103.9 for his “Oldies Jukebox Show.” You can find “Big Chuck” on Facebook under Upstate New York Books. He invites you to contact him at His columns can be found at

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