The Composer Who Owns Christmas
Rest in peace, Jim Nabors.
You were part of my childhood, as Gomer Pyle.
I remember watching television as your show was in re-runs after school. I was perhaps 10 when the “Impossible Dream” episode played.
And for years I’ve used this video clip in classes and in voice lessons.
Today, I cry again. Your rendition of “The Impossible Dream,” with the USMC Band on stage at Constitution Hall, has never been bettered.
My colleague Trent Patterson found a King’s Singers 10th anniversary concert album at a record shop recently, and bought it for me.
I listened to it on Sunday, on my turntable that I so seldom use, but which is now posted in the living room and plugged into the stereo system.