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Andy Williams defined the generational divide of the 60's



Andy Williams easy listening comfort was in sharp contrast to radical rock 'n' roll. Yet his music and style endured long past those tumultuous times.

The crooner and show host — who died at the age of 84 — embodied a generational divide that came to shape the 1960s. His televised variety hour The Andy Williams Show was a weekly dose of easy listening comfort in an otherwise tumultuous decade, offering parents a welcome respite from war and protest while their children gravitated toward the far more radical sounds and sentiments of new voices such as the Rolling Stones and James Brown.

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www.latimes.com   
09-27-12