Today, we lost one of the finest talents the world has ever seen. I will remember him for so many different things, but the first thing that sprang to mind when I was thinking of something music related was his manic turn as the Genie in Disney’s Aladdin. His exuberance and wit was front and center in this film, and you can just tell that so much of what ended up in the animation of the Genie came about as a result of his creativity and spark.
So in honour of Mr. Williams, I present Friend Like Me from the aforementioned film. A stunning and vivacious introduction to the character of the Genie, yes, but also a beautiful snapshot of his unbridled talent and enthusiasm.
You will be missed, Robin.