The Key to Success
He has been called the world's most popular pianist. Roger Williams, Iowa's most famous musician, came home in December of 2001 to celebrate the 70th anniversary of his first public recital. This time he didn't have to share the piano bench with his music teacher.
Living in Iowa was in the audience for the concert and also went along with him to his alma mater, North High, where he received a special declaration.
Williams also tells the story of that first big break, the recording of "Autumn Leaves," that established him as a star. During his long and prolific career, Williams has recorded 115 albums, 18 of which have gone gold or platinum.