Today is John Williams’ 81th Birthday! The Boston Pops is asking fans of the composer and conductor to send him their best wishes at
www.twitter.com/thebostonpops and www.facebook.com/thebostonpops.
(Williams does not have his own Twitter account, but the Pops will pass on the messages).


  • ForceCast.Net – IndyCast Special 10: 81 Years of John Williams (Audio) – Ron and Laird return to celebrate John Williams’ 81st birthday with a listen to his recent Academy Award nominated score Lincoln, a return to Raiders of the Lost Ark and a discussion of who will compose Star Wars Episode VII. This episode concludes with a recording of a live performance from Tanglewood of Birthday Variations by the composer
  • Star Wars Episode VII: A John Williams Tribute (Video) – Filmmaker and special effects producer, Keith Anderson, has posted a John Williams 81st Birthday Salute on YouTube, direct from his strange and funny parallel Star Wars universe of “The Sequels Strike Again.”The premise of this short movie, is that no matter how odd and outlandish the story might be, when mated to the music of John Williams, it can tame the beast and make it beautiful. In this parody skit, it’s Darth Weasel! — Comments will be allowed only for the day and weekend of February 8, so send Maestro Williams your well wishes for a great birthday!”