John Williams (4)

Real Name:
John Towner Williams
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American film composer, conductor, and pianist, born February 8, 1932, Floral Park, Long Island, NY, USA.
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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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BCP-6025 World On A String — John Williams (4) John Towner Williams* World On A String (Album) Bethlehem Records BCP-6025 US 1958 Sell This Version
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L1614 South Pacific — John Williams (4) 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
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CL 1667 Rhythm In Motion — John Williams (4) Johnny Williams And His Orchestra* Rhythm In Motion (Album) Columbia CL 1667 Canada 1961 Sell This Version
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CL1591 Checkmate — John Williams (4) Johnny Williams* Checkmate (Album) Columbia CL1591 US 1961 Sell This Version
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JET-7116 Diamond Head (Music From The Motion Picture) — John Williams (4) Johnny Williams* Conducting The Columbia Pictures Studio Symphony Orchestra* Johnny Williams* Conducting The Columbia Pictures Studio Symphony Orchestra* - Diamond Head (Music From The Motion Picture) (Album) Colpix Records JET-7116 Japan 1962 Sell This Version
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WS 1668 Not With My Wife, You Don't! (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack Album) — John Williams (4) Johnny Williams* Not With My Wife, You Don't! (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack Album) (Album) Warner Bros. Records WS 1668 US 1966 Sell This Version
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E-4426 ST Original Music From The MGM Film Penelope — John Williams (4) Johnny Williams* Original Music From The MGM Film Penelope (Album) MGM Records E-4426 ST US 1966 Sell This Version
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TFS 4183 William Wyler's How To Steal A Million (Original Motion Picture Score) — John Williams (4) Johnny Williams* William Wyler's How To Steal A Million (Original Motion Picture Score) (Album) 20th Century Fox Records TFS 4183 Canada 1966 Sell This Version
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UAS 5173 Fitzwilly (Original Motion Picture Score) — John Williams (4) Johnny Williams* Fitzwilly (Original Motion Picture Score) (Album) United Artists Records UAS 5173 US 1967 Sell This Version
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S4196 Valley Of The Dolls (Music From The Motion Picture Soundtrack) — John Williams (4) Dory Previn And Andre Previn* Conducted By Johnny Williams* Dory Previn And Andre Previn* Conducted By Johnny Williams* - Valley Of The Dolls (Music From The Motion Picture Soundtrack) (Album) 20th Century Fox Records, 20th Century Fox Records S4196 US 1967 Sell This Version
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SKAO 2995 Heidi (Original Soundtrack Recording) — John Williams (4) John Williams (4) Heidi (Original Soundtrack Recording) (Album) Capitol Records SKAO 2995 US 1968 Sell This Version
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OS 3510 The Reivers (Original Sound Track Recording) — John Williams (4) John Williams (4) The Reivers (Original Sound Track Recording) (Album) Columbia Masterworks OS 3510 US 1969 Sell This Version
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2530 063 Pittsburgh Overture / Music With Sculpture / Sinfonietta For Wind Ensemble — John Williams (4) Krzysztof Penderecki / Toshiro Mayuzumi / John T. Williams* - Eastman Wind EnsembleDonald Hunsberger Krzysztof Penderecki / Toshiro Mayuzumi / John T. Williams* - Eastman Wind EnsembleDonald Hunsberger - Pittsburgh Overture / Music With Sculpture / Sinfonietta For Wind Ensemble Deutsche Grammophon 2530 063 Germany 1970 Sell This Version
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SMGL 50.016 Goodbye, Mr Chips (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) — John Williams (4) Peter O'Toole, Petula Clark, Leslie Bricusse, John Williams (4) Peter O'Toole, Petula Clark, Leslie Bricusse, John Williams (4) - Goodbye, Mr Chips (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) (Album, Comp) MGM Records SMGL 50.016 Italy 1970 Sell This Version
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CP-80215 Jane Eyre — John Williams (4) John Williams (4) Jane Eyre (Album) Capitol Records CP-80215 Japan 1971 Sell This Version
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UAD 60011/2 Fiddler On The Roof (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) — John Williams (4) John Williams (4) Fiddler On The Roof (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) (Album) United Artists Records UAD 60011/2 UK 1971 Sell This Version
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CN 1397 The Wavendon Festival  — John Williams (4) The Mike Westbrook Concert Band With Norma Winstone / John Williams (4) And Imrat Khan The Mike Westbrook Concert Band With Norma Winstone / John Williams (4) And Imrat Khan - The Wavendon Festival (LP, Transcription) BBC Transcription Services CN 1397 UK 1971 Sell This Version
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CIF-1002 Images — John Williams (4) John Williams (4) Images (Album) Hemdale Music, Inc. CIF-1002 US 1972 Sell This Version
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ST-100 Cinderella Liberty (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) — John Williams (4) John Williams (4) Cinderella Liberty (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) (Album) 20th Century Records ST-100 US 1973 Sell This Version
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HUS 061-98 Tom Sawyer Original Motion Picture Soundtrack — John Williams (4) 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 HUS 061-98 Spain 1973 Sell This Version
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BS 2840 Irwin Allen's Production Of The Towering Inferno (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) — John Williams (4) John Williams (4) Irwin Allen's Production Of The Towering Inferno (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) (Album) Warner Bros. Records BS 2840 US 1974 Sell This Version
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MAPS 7640 Earthquake •  Music From The Original Motion Picture Soundtrack — John Williams (4) John Williams (4) Earthquake • Music From The Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (Album) MCA Records, MCA Records, MCA Records MAPS 7640 Belgium 1974 Sell This Version
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4C 064-96945 The Eiger Sanction (Music From The Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) — John Williams (4) John Williams (4) The Eiger Sanction (Music From The Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) (Album) MCA Records 4C 064-96945 Belgium 1975 Sell This Version
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S-32.746 Jaws (Music From The Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) — John Williams (4) John Williams (4) Jaws (Music From The Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) (Album) MCA Records S-32.746 Spain 1975 Sell This Version
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L 35900, L-35,900 The Missouri Breaks (Original Motion Picture Score) — John Williams (4) John Williams (4) The Missouri Breaks (Original Motion Picture Score) (Album) United Artists Records L 35900, L-35,900 Australia 1976 Sell This Version

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Expansive09

Expansive09

June 15, 2018
edited over 4 years ago
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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