John Williams

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John Williams John Williams was born on the 8th of February in the year 1932; he is an American composer, pianist and also conductor. He’s composed much background music for various films and movies such as Star Wars, Harry Potter, Superman, Jaws etc. He’s also done the theme music for four Olympic Games. He was also the principal conductor for Boston Pops Orchestra from 1980 to 1993, and he is now the orchestra's conductor laureate. John Williams has won four Golden Globe Awards, five Academy Awards, seven BAFTA Awards, and 21 Grammy Awards. John Williams was born in Long Island, New York. His parents are Esther née Towner and Johnny Williams. His father, Johnny Williams was a jazz percussionist who played with the Raymond Scott Quintet.…show more content…
But unfortunately, she died on the 3rd of March, 1974. They had three children: Jennifer Mark and Joseph. His younger son (Joseph) is one of the various lead singers the band Toto. John Williams married his second wife, Samantha Winslow on the 21st of July,…show more content…
Daddy-O and Because They're Young brought his original music to the big theatres, but he was soon typecast doing comedies. His efforts in the genre helped guarantee his work on William Wyler's How to Steal a Million, however, a major picture that immediately led to larger projects. Of course, his arrangements continued to get him a lot of attention and he won his first Oscar for adapting Fiddler on the Roof. During the 1970s, John Williams was King of Disaster Scores with The Poseidon Adventure, Earthquake and The Towering Inferno. His psychological score for Images remains one of the most innovative works in soundtrack history. But his Americana - particularly The Reivers - is what caught the ear of director Steven Spielberg, then preparing for his first feature, The Sugarland Express. When Spielberg reunited with Williams on Jaws, they proven themselves as a blockbuster team, the composer gained his first Academy Award for Original Score, and Spielberg promptly recommended Williams to a friend, George

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