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Happy Birthday John Williams!

Posted at 3:53 PM on February 7, 2012 by ClassicalMPR (2 Comments)

February 8 is the birthday of one of the most famous and widely acclaimed film score composers of all time, John Williams, who turns 80 years old today. Perhaps best known for writing the instantly recognizable Star Wars theme (see above), he also composed the music for the Harry Potter films, the Indiana Jones films, E.T., Jurassic Park, Jaws and many, many more (dating back to 1958!). Take a look at this list of his compositions, and share your favorites in the comments section below!

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The Reivers. Loved it when the movie came out. Bought the LP. Listened to it incessantly Just found out a few months ago it was Williams. Of course.

Posted by Pete Demarest | February 8, 2012 4:03 PM

I would like to request to hear a recording of "the Cowboys" by John Williams. I am writing in regards to the open request for John Williams music that I heard is going until Friday. I think the score to the Cowboys ( a John Wayne film) is so imaginative and a wonderful example of masterful craft from one of the most prolific composers of our time. Happy birthday to John Williams!
Thank you!

Posted by Jennifer | February 8, 2012 4:28 PM