The Rifftides piece about pianist John Williams incorrectly identified him as a former mayor of Vero Beach, Florida. Williams sent a postcard with an aerial view of Vero Beach, where he lives now, setting the record straight.
Thanks for very generousâ€”if unwarrantedâ€” warm words in Rifftides. But thought I should correct â€œmayor of Vero Beachâ€ bit. I was City Commissioner (& vice-mayor one term) for 20 years in Hollywood, Fla. 1971-1991. Elected to 5 terms, 4 yrs. each. Did a good job. Have a nice park named after me.
The Rifftides staff regrets the error. The research assistant responsible will be forced to correct the original posting and listen to Yanni, John Tesch and George Winston for one week.
For a photograph and description of John Williams Park, go here and scroll down to the middle of the page. Where’s the statue?