John Williams (4)

Real Name:
John Towner Williams
Profile:
American film composer, conductor, and pianist, born February 8, 1932, Floral Park, Long Island, NY, USA.
For the pianist with Stan Getz Quartet, Quintet a.o. select John Williams (5).

In a career spanning six decades, he has composed some of the most recognizable film scores in the history of motion pictures. Williams (often credited as "Johnny Williams") also composed the theme music for various TV programs in the 1960s. Williams was known as "Little Johnny Love" Williams during the early 1960s, and he served as music arranger and bandleader for a series of popular music albums with the singer Frankie Laine. His most typical style may be considered Neo-romanticism, with a notorious use of letmotifs and orchestral grandeur (most iconically in the Star Wars saga), but he has made also incursions in Impressionist, Expressionist or Experimental music, and also in progressive Jazz (his father was a jazz drummer and he began his career as a jazz pianist, often working with Henry Mancini).

Williams has won five Academy Awards, four Golden Globe Awards, seven BAFTA Awards, and 21 Grammy Awards. As of 2006, he has received 45 Academy Award nominations, an accomplishment surpassed only by Walt Disney. His longtime collaboration with producers Steven Spielberg and George Lucas has been very fruitful and contributed to the growing popularity of score music. John Williams was honored with the prestigious Richard Kirk award at the 1999 BMI Film and TV Awards.

Williams was inducted into the Hollywood Bowl Hall of Fame in 2000, and was a recipient of the Kennedy Center Honors in 2004.
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John Williams (4) Discography Tracks

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C-8043 John Williams (4) - The Johnny Williams Orchestra Plays Sounds From Screen Spectaculars album art John Williams (4) The Johnny Williams Orchestra Plays Sounds From Screen Spectaculars(LP) Craftsmen C-8043 US 1957 Sell This Version
L1614 John Williams (4) - South Pacific album art Rodgers & Hammerstein Featuring John Williams (4) and Walter Ruick Rodgers & Hammerstein Featuring John Williams (4) and Walter Ruick - South Pacific(LP, Album) Tops Records L1614 US 1959 Sell This Version
John Williams (4) - Rhythm In Motion album art Johnny Williams And His Orchestra* Rhythm In Motion (Album) Columbia Canada 1961 Sell This Version
John Williams (4) - Checkmate album art Johnny Williams* Checkmate (Album) Columbia US 1961 Sell This Version
John Williams (4) - Diamond Head (Music From The Motion Picture) album art Johnny Williams* Diamond Head (Music From The Motion Picture) (Album) Colpix Records US 1963 Sell This Version
John Williams (4) - Not With My Wife, You Don't! (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack Album) album art Johnny Williams* Not With My Wife, You Don't! (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack Album) (Album) Warner Bros. Records US 1966 Sell This Version
John Williams (4) - William Wyler's How To Steal A Million (Original Motion Picture Score) album art Johnny Williams* William Wyler's How To Steal A Million (Original Motion Picture Score) (Album) 20th Century Fox Records Canada 1966 Sell This Version
John Williams (4) - Original Music From The MGM Film Penelope album art Johnny Williams* Original Music From The MGM Film Penelope (Album) MGM Records US 1966 Sell This Version
John Williams (4) - Valley Of The Dolls (Music From The Motion Picture Soundtrack) album art Johnny Williams* With Dory Previn And Andre Previn* Johnny Williams* With Dory Previn And Andre Previn* - Valley Of The Dolls (Music From The Motion Picture Soundtrack) (Album) 20th Century Fox Records, 20th Century Fox Records US 1967 Sell This Version
John Williams (4) - Fitzwilly (Original Motion Picture Score) album art Johnny Williams* Fitzwilly (Original Motion Picture Score) (Album) United Artists Records US 1967 Sell This Version
John Williams (4) - Heidi (Original Soundtrack Recording) album art John Williams (4) Heidi (Original Soundtrack Recording) (Album) Capitol Records US 1968 Sell This Version
John Williams (4) - The Reivers (Original Sound Track Recording) album art John Williams (4) The Reivers (Original Sound Track Recording) (Album) Columbia Masterworks US 1969 Sell This Version
John Williams (4) - Pittsburgh Overture / Music With Sculpture / Sinfonietta For Wind Ensemble album art Krzysztof Penderecki / Toshiro Mayuzumi / John T. Williams* - Eastman Wind Ensemble, Donald Hunsberger Krzysztof Penderecki / Toshiro Mayuzumi / John T. Williams* - Eastman Wind Ensemble, Donald Hunsberger - Pittsburgh Overture / Music With Sculpture / Sinfonietta For Wind Ensemble Deutsche Grammophon Germany 1970 Sell This Version
John Williams (4) - Jane Eyre album art John Williams (4) Jane Eyre (Album, Single) Capitol Records Japan 1971 Sell This Version
John Williams (4) - Fiddler On The Roof (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack Recording) album art John Williams (4) Fiddler On The Roof (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack Recording) (Album) United Artists Records UK 1971 Sell This Version
John Williams (4) - Images album art John Williams (4), Stomu Yamash'ta John Williams (4), Stomu Yamash'ta - Images (Album) Hemdale Music, Inc. US 1972 Sell This Version
John Williams (4) - Tom Sawyer Original Motion Picture Soundtrack album art Richard M. Sherman & Robert B. Sherman, John Williams (4) Richard M. Sherman & Robert B. Sherman, John Williams (4) - Tom Sawyer Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (Album) United Artists Records Spain 1973 Sell This Version
John Williams (4) - John Wayne & The Cowboys album art John Williams (4) John Wayne & The Cowboys (Album) Not On Label US 1973 Sell This Version
John Williams (4) - Cinderella Liberty (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) album art John Williams (4) Cinderella Liberty (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) (Album) 20th Century Records US 1973 Sell This Version
John Williams (4) - Irwin Allen's The Towering Inferno (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) album art John Williams (4) Irwin Allen's The Towering Inferno (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) (Album) Warner Bros. Records Australia 1974 Sell This Version
John Williams (4) - Earthquake •  Music From The Original Motion Picture Soundtrack album art John Williams (4) Earthquake • Music From The Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (Album) MCA Records, MCA Records, MCA Records Belgium 1974 Sell This Version
Y8P 28193 John Williams (4) - Cinderella Liberty album art John Williams (4) Cinderella Liberty(8-Trk, Album) Pye Records Y8P 28193 UK 1974 Sell This Version
John Williams (4) - The Eiger Sanction (Music From The Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) album art John Williams (4) The Eiger Sanction (Music From The Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) (Album) MCA Records Belgium 1975 Sell This Version
John Williams (4) - Jaws (Music From The Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) album art John Williams (4) Jaws (Music From The Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) (Album) MCA Records Spain 1975 Sell This Version
John Williams (4) - The Missouri Breaks (Original MGM Motion Picture Soundtrack) album art John Williams (4) The Missouri Breaks (Original MGM Motion Picture Soundtrack) (Album) United Artists Records US 1976 Sell This Version

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Expansive09

Expansive09

June 15, 2018
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The Nicolai Tesla(not the auto manufacturer!) of movie soundtracks a one of a kind genius with Jerry Goldsmith and Ennio trailing behind. His scores to Star Wars and Indiana Jones are the apex of movie music and will stand the test of time just as Bach's music has.
scott90s

scott90s

May 6, 2018
This men, is a monster, a master, all respect for him. a musician who knows how to transmit feelings with each melody that creates.
DJoA

DJoA

December 15, 2012
What? No comment on this genius?

He composed the best movie tracks on earth.. Who doesn't know the imperial march of Star Wars... Who doesn't whistle the theme of Indiana Jones... And the grand opener of Jaws.

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