William Florian

Those Were The Days™

Former member of the famous 60's band The New Christy Minstrels

"Hi William, It was a real pleasure meeting you, what a wonderful concert you offered to a very appreciative audience. I enjoyed every moment!"
—Paul Folin
Allied Concert Services

Two Outstanding Show Offerings

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An upbeat, musical journey of Americas greatest songs of the 60's including songs he performed as a lead singer of the famous New Christy Minstrels plus the music of Peter Paul & Mary, John Denver, Pete Seeger, The Mamas & The Papas, and uplifting originals presented with amusing stories in an intimate show. Retirees love this show!

Band or Solo

The John Denver Story

William weaves stories, songs, and humor as we honor the life and achievements of this legendary minstrel. You will find yourself singing along with William as he performs Denver's most celebrated songs such as Take Me Home Country Roads, Sunshine On My Shoulders, Annie's Song, Leavin On A Jet Plane, and many many more.

Band or Solo

"Thank you for the wonderful program. All of us agree it was the best ever entertainment!"
—T.R. Samual

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"Hi William, I can't tell you enough how I much I enjoyed getting to know you and having you perform here....William Florian's performance was very entertaining. The audience sang along all night. William is a genuine performer and full of stories of his life and those he played with. This has been one of our favorite shows! "
—Rachelle Fratzke
Performing Arts Director, Pearson Lakes Art Center
"William Florian packed the house and had the entire audience wrapped around his little finger! What an amazing talent…he takes treasured songs and weaves them together with delightful stories and snippets of musical history! We look forward to his next trip to Florida! "
—Rosemary Buya
Special Events, The Villages, Florida
"Many Thanks for having had William Florian as our exciting entertainer. He is truely an outstanding talent!"
—Alice Tobin

William performs for:

  • Performing Art Centers
  • City Park concerts
  • Corporate Banquets
  • Retiree Banquets
  • Conferences
  • Festivals
  • Schools
  • Fairs
William Florian performing
William Florian singing
William Florian performing on stage

Recordings Available:

Some songs are available for downloading. Just right click (or hold the mouse button down for macs) and choose 'Save Target As...' If you would like to hear a sample of that song before downloading it use the play/stop buttons () that are next to the song you want to hear.

Albums by William Florian:

William performs most of the songs from his two CDs in his live show 'Those Were The Days'. Audiences line up after the show to bring home Williams renditions of these favorite folk songs and originals.

Please email William personally to purchase CDs on line.

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Favorite folk songs of the sixties plus six original songs.

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I'll Never Find Another You
Annie's Song
Playing Right Field
Lemon Tree
Kisses Sweeter Than Wine
California Dreamin'
Green Green
Those Were The Days™
This Land Is Your Land

A medley including:
Where Have All The Flowers Gone
Blowin' In The Wind
Puff The Magic Dragon
Leavin On A Jet Plane
If I Had A Hammer

Exclusive Online Feature: Download the medley here.

and five originals:

Bound To Change
Let The Wind Guide Your Way
Love Will Survive
Cold Wind Blowin'
Running For Your Life
Time For A Change

Just For You

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This new CD is dedicated to my audiences and fans who have been asking and urging me for another album which would include some of their favorite songs they have heard me perform on the stage. (I never thought I would be singing Raindrops and San Francisco again so long after my piano bar days in the early 70s.) So here it is, Just For You!

The title song is new. The last four songs were written by me in the 1970's and 80's. My sister Nanette and I recorded these demos after our tours with The New Christy Minstrels. I thought it was about time to include them on an album.


City Of New Orleans
Good Night Irene
Grandma's Feather Bed
Country Roads
Somewhere My Love
Raindrops Keep Falling On My Head
I Left My Heart In San Francisco
and five originals:
Just For You
More Than Words Can Say
Don't Be Afraid To Love Me
Time To Turn Down The Lights
You Touch Me Again