John Williams

Genres: Classical Easy Listening Holiday & Seasonal Instrumental Jazz Kids & Family Mystery / Thriller Pop / Rock Soundtracks Vocals World Music
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Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s

Biography

John Towner Williams, 8 February 1932, Flushing, Long Island, New York, USA. A composer, arranger, and conductor for film background music from the early 60s to the present. As a boy, Williams learned to play several instruments, and studied composition and arranging in Los Angeles after moving there with his family in 1948. Later, he studied piano at the Juilliard School Of Music, before composing his first score for the filmI Passed For White in 1960. it was followed by others, such as Because They’re Young, The Secret Ways, Bachelor Flat, Diamond Head, Gidget Goes To Rome, and None But The Brave, directed by, and starring Frank Sinatra. Williams scored Ronald Reagan’s last film, The Killers, in 1964, and continued with Please Come Home, How To Steal A Million, The Rare Breed and A Guide For Married Men. In 1967 Williams gained the first of more than 25 Oscar nominations for his adaptation of the score toValley Of The Dolls, and after writing original...

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