‘Where is John Williams Coming From?’ (1980)

WHERE IS JOHN WILLIAMS COMING FROM? FROM HOLLYWOOD, PRINCIPALLY, WHERE THE NEW CONDUCTOR OF THE BOSTON POPS SCORED EARTHQUAKE, JAWS, AND STAR WARS, AND WORKED WITH FRANK SINATRA, MAHALIA JACKSON, AND ALFRED HITCHCOCK By Richard Dyer; Globe Staff Boston Globe…

‘Q&A with John Williams’ (1980)

Q & A WITH JOHN WILLIAMS POPS’ CONDUCTOR TALKS ABOUT HIS NEW BEAT By Richard Dyer. The Boston Globe, April 27th, 1980 John Williams, the new conductor of the Boston Pops Orchestra, came to lunch at The Globe a week…

‘Williams Passes Test with Flying Colors’ (1980)

WILLIAMS PASSES TESTS WITH FLYING COLORS By Richard Dyer Globe Staff The Boston Globe, January 24th, 1980 It didn’t look like a Pop’s concert, not outside Carnegie Hall, where the cold drizzle was falling on the “Sold Out” sign, not…

‘John Williams Is New Pops Maestro’ (1980)

JOHN WILLIAMS IS NEW POPS MAESTRO A MUSICIAN’S MUSICIAN By Richard Dyer, Globe Staff The Boston Globe, January 11th, 1980 John Williams of Los Angeles, composer of film music and winner of three Academy Awards, has been chosen to succeed the…

‘The Making of The Empire Strikes Back’ (1979)

Interview from the book “Once Upon a Galaxy: A Journal of the Making of The Empire Strikes Back” – Alan Arnold – 1980 LOS ANGELES Saturday, November 17 (1979) Alan Arnold: You have a tremendous amount of music to compose…

‘John Williams on Images’ (1975)

John Williams on Images – Irwin Bazelon (published on the book Knowing the Score) – 1975 Excerpt from original interview by Irwin Bazelon Transcript by Ricard L. Befan Irwin Bazelon: The credits on the screen say music by John Williams and sound by…