Celebrating Johnny’s birthday…

…is a wonderful and healing way to end a tough week.

Being co-giants in the standards music arena for decades and neighbors in Branson as well, I imagine the loss of Andy Williams last Wednesday weighs heavy on Johnny today.

In the midst of the pain, I view Johnny’s birthday as a reminder that the cycle continues and there will be/are things to celebrate in life.

Johnny, I’m glad your recovery from hip surgery is going well and I look forward to catching you on tour this Spring. All the best, and here’s hoping you have a fabulous 77th birthday celebration today!

Johnny’s gift to us…

I decided to turn the tables on Johnny a bit, and get him to give US a gift on his birthday!

On the I’ll Buy You a Star LP, Mr. Mathis does a marvelous job on Charlie Chaplin’s classic song “Smile” … I can’t think of a better song for us all right now. Thanks Johnny, happy birthday.

“Smile” – Johnny Mathis (from the album I’ll Buy You a Star)

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