John Williams (4)

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John Towner Williams
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American film composer, conductor, and pianist, born February 8, 1932, Floral Park, Long Island, NY, USA.
For the pianist with Stan Getz Quartet, Quintet a.o. select John Williams (5).

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 John Williams (4) - World On A String album art John Towner Williams* World On A String (Album) Bethlehem Records BCP-6025 US 1958 Sell This Version
L1614 John Williams (4) - South Pacific album art 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
CL 1667 John Williams (4) - Rhythm In Motion album art Johnny Williams And His Orchestra* Rhythm In Motion (Album) Columbia CL 1667 Canada 1961 Sell This Version
CL1591 John Williams (4) - Checkmate album art Johnny Williams* Checkmate (Album) Columbia CL1591 US 1961 Sell This Version
JET 7116 John Williams (4) - Diamond Head (Music From The Motion Picture) album art Johhny Williams* Conducting The Columbia Pictures Studio Symphony Orchestra* Johhny 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
E-4426 ST John Williams (4) - Original Music From The MGM Film Penelope album art Johnny Williams* Original Music From The MGM Film Penelope (Album) MGM Records E-4426 ST US 1966 Sell This Version
WS 1668 John Williams (4) - Not With My Wife, You Don't! (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack Album) album art 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
TFS 4183 John Williams (4) - William Wyler's How To Steal A Million (Original Motion Picture Score) album art 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
E-4426 ST John Williams (4) - Original Music From The MGM Film Penelope album art Johnny Williams* Original Music From The MGM Film Penelope(LP, Mono, S/Edition, Spe) MGM Records E-4426 ST US 1966 Sell This Version
UAS 5173 John Williams (4) - Fitzwilly (Original Motion Picture Score) album art Johnny Williams* Fitzwilly (Original Motion Picture Score) (Album) United Artists Records UAS 5173 US 1967 Sell This Version
S-4196, SW 91374, SW-91374 John Williams (4) - Valley Of The Dolls (Music From The Motion Picture Soundtrack) album art Johnny Williams* Songs By Dory* And Andre Previn* Johnny Williams* Songs By Dory* And Andre Previn* - Valley Of The Dolls (Music From The Motion Picture Soundtrack) (Album) 20th Century Fox Records, 20th Century Fox Records S-4196, SW 91374, SW-91374 US 1967 Sell This Version
SKAO 2995 John Williams (4) - Heidi (Original Soundtrack Recording) album art John Williams (4) Heidi (Original Soundtrack Recording) (Album) Capitol Records SKAO 2995 US 1968 Sell This Version
OS 3510 John Williams (4) - The Reivers (Original Sound Track Recording) album art John Williams (4) The Reivers (Original Sound Track Recording) (Album) Columbia Masterworks OS 3510 US 1969 Sell This Version
2530 063 John Williams (4) - Pittsburgh Overture / Music With Sculpture / Sinfonietta For Wind Ensemble album art Krzysztof Penderecki / Toshiro Mayuzumi / John T. Williams* - Eastman Wind Ensemble, Donald Hunsberger Krzysztof Penderecki / Toshiro Mayuzumi / John T. Williams* - Eastman Wind Ensemble, Donald Hunsberger - Pittsburgh Overture / Music With Sculpture / Sinfonietta For Wind Ensemble Deutsche Grammophon 2530 063 Germany 1970 Sell This Version
CR-2756 John Williams (4) - Jane Eyre album art John Williams (4) Jane Eyre (Album, Single) Capitol Records CR-2756 Japan 1971 Sell This Version
UAD 60011/2 John Williams (4) - Fiddler On The Roof (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) album art John Williams (4) Fiddler On The Roof (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) (Album) United Artists Records UAD 60011/2 UK 1971 Sell This Version
CN 1397 John Williams (4) - The Wavendon Festival  album art 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
CIF-1002 John Williams (4) - Images album art John Williams (4) Images (Album) Hemdale Music, Inc. CIF-1002 US 1972 Sell This Version
ST-100 John Williams (4) - Cinderella Liberty (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) album art John Williams (4) Cinderella Liberty (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) (Album) 20th Century Records ST-100 US 1973 Sell This Version
HUS 061-98 John Williams (4) - Tom Sawyer Original Motion Picture Soundtrack album art 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
BS 2840, R 124365 John Williams (4) - Irwin Allen's Production Of The Towering Inferno (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) album art John Williams (4) Irwin Allen's Production Of The Towering Inferno (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) (Album) Warner Bros. Records BS 2840, R 124365 US 1974 Sell This Version
MAPS 7640 John Williams (4) - Earthquake ?  Music From The Original Motion Picture Soundtrack album art 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
4C 064-96945 John Williams (4) - The Eiger Sanction (Music From The Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) album art John Williams (4) The Eiger Sanction (Music From The Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) (Album) MCA Records 4C 064-96945 Belgium 1975 Sell This Version
MCA-2087, 54882 John Williams (4) - Jaws (Music From The Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) album art John Williams (4) Jaws (Music From The Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) (Album) MCA Records MCA-2087, 54882 Spain 1975 Sell This Version
L 35900 John Williams (4) - The Missouri Breaks (Original Motion Picture Score) album art John Williams (4) The Missouri Breaks (Original Motion Picture Score) (Album) United Artists Records L 35900 Australia 1976 Sell This Version

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Expansive09

Expansive09

June 15, 2018
edited over 2 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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