John Williams was born 88 years ago today! Enjoy our selection of tributes, articles, videos and Instagram posts celebrating the event.

Happy birthday, Maestro!

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I won't be online tomorrow so I'm celebrating the Maestro today! πŸŽ‰β„π•’π•‘π•‘π•ͺ 𝟠𝟠π•₯𝕙 π”Ήπ•šπ•£π•₯𝕙𝕕𝕒π•ͺ! πŸŽ‰β£ ⁣ I'm so lucky to have gotten to meet my hero and be present for his AFI Lifetime Achievement Award ceremony & his BMI Icon Award ceremony. He is truly the most humble, down-to-earth authentic human, while simultaneously being the G.O.A.T. and the world's most legendary composer. I'm so grateful for him every day – he is the biggest reason I am a composer and a Star Wars fan, so he's truly brought so much joy & purpose to my life. I hope he has an amazing day tomorrow and understands how much the global community loves & appreciates him. ⁣πŸ₯³πŸŽ‚πŸŽˆπŸŽ΅

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– HAPPY BIRTHDAY to the greatest composer in cinema history: John Williams! πŸ₯³πŸ₯‚πŸŽΆπŸŽž β€’ A 5-time Academy Award-winner, John Williams has composed some of the most recognizable film scores – from β€œStar Wars” to β€œE.T.,” β€œJaws” to β€œJurassic Park,” β€œIndiana Jones” to β€œHarry Potter” and beyond. 🎡 β€’ (photo: Nov. 2019, at Fox Studios) β€’ #happybirthday #johnwilliams #filmcomposer #composer #maestro #filmmusic #filmscore #music #film #movie #art #hollywood #cinema #history #culture #starwars #indianajones #jaws #stevenspielberg #georgelucas #harrypotter #livinglegend #legend #throwback #flashback #memories #losangeles #california #oscars

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Happy Birthday John Williams!! πŸŽˆπŸŽπŸŽ‰ One of the greatest composers of the 20th (and 21st!) century was born today. John Williams was born in 1932 in New York. In 1951 he was drafted into the US Air Force where he played piano, brass and conducted for the the US Air Force Band. After his Air Force service, he moved to New York and entered the famous Julliard School where he studied piano. Williams moved to LA where he began working as a session musician, and also worked on composing music for many television shows. Williams is known mostly for his film soundtracks, and for his collaborations with directors Steven Spielberg and George Lucas, in particular. Together, they have created some of the most memorable themes in film history. The list of movies whose soundtracks were composed by Williams is enormous, but major hits include Jurassic Park, Schindler's List, Jaws, Indiana Jones, Harry Potter, ET, Home Alone and, of course, Star Wars. To date, he has won 24 Grammy Awards, 7 British Academy Film Awards, 5 Academy Awards and 4 Golden Globe Awards. He has received a massive 52 Oscar nominations, making him the second most-nominated individual, after Walt Disney. #sweetsymphonyschoolofmusic #washingtontyneandwear #washingtontyneandwearuk #newcastle #sunderland #gateshead #durham #southshields #tyneandwear #nefollowers #tyneandwearmusicschool #tyneandwearmusiclessons #sunderlandmusiclessons #washingtonmusiclessons #newcastlemusiclessons #tyneandwearmusicteacher #sunderlandmusicteacher #washingtonmusicteacher #newcastlemusicteacher #happybirthday #johnwilliams #starwars #jurassicpark #ET #harrypotter #indianajones #schindlerslist

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Happy birthday John Williams, born February 8, 1932. John Towner Williams is an American composer, conductor, and pianist. He is considered one of the greatest film composers of all time. In a career spanning over six decades, he has composed some of the most popular and recognizable film scores in cinematic history, including Jaws, Family Plot (Alfred Hitchcock's final film), the Star Wars series, Superman, the Indiana Jones series, E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial, the first two Home Alone films, Hook, the first two Jurassic Park films, Schindler's List, Saving Private Ryan, the first three Harry Potter films, Catch Me If You Can, Memoirs of a Geisha, War Horse, and Lincoln. He has had a long association with director Steven Spielberg, composing the music for all but one (The Color Purple) of Spielberg's major feature-length films. Other notable works by Williams include theme music for four Olympic Games, NBC Sunday Night Football, the NBC Nightly News, the Statue of Liberty's re dedication, the television series Lost in Space and Land of the Giants, and the original, not as well known calypso-based theme song to Gilligan's Island. Williams has also composed numerous classical concerti, and he served as the Boston Pops Orchestra's principal conductor from 1980 to 1993; he is now the orchestra's conductor laureate. Williams has won five Academy Awards, four Golden Globe Awards, seven British Academy Film Awards and 21 Grammy Awards. With 49 Academy Award nominations, Williams is the second most-nominated person, after Walt Disney. Williams was honored with the annual Richard Kirk award at the 1999 BMI Film and TV Awards, recognizing his contribution to film and television music. Williams was inducted into the Hollywood Bowl Hall of Fame in 2000, and was a recipient of the Kennedy Center Honors in 2004. http://www.nerdnewsnow.com/ https://therealnerdherd.wordpress.com/ https://www.facebook.com/therealnerdherd/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/the_real_nerd_herd/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/JimKirkwoodJr #johnwilliams #starwars #closeencountersofthethirdkind #harrypotter #gilligansisland #indianajones #jurassicpark #superman #thetimetunnel #jaw

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