John Williams’ birthday
Originally shared by Dennis Healy
Happy Wednesday wonderful Garden 🙂 Welcome new members! We’re so pleased you joined us to enjoy the best in music! Recognizing a few artists today, starting with a very Happy birthday John Towner Williams (born February 8, 1932) American composer, conductor, and pianist. With a career spanning over six decades he has composed some of the most popular and recognizable film scores in cinematic history, to many of the highest-grossing films of all-time, including Jaws, the Star Wars series, Superman, E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial, the Indiana Jones series, Jurassic Park, Schindler’s List, and the first three Harry Potter films.
Williams has won five Academy Awards, four Golden Globe Awards, seven British Academy Film Awards, and 22 Grammy Awards. With 50 Academy Award nominations, Williams is the second most-nominated individual, after Walt Disney.In 2005, the American Film Institute selected Williams’ score to 1977’s Star Wars as the greatest American film score of all time.