John Williams was born on February 8, 1932, in Floral Park, New York. In 1948 John moved with his family to Los Angeles, California. He later attended college near his home in Los Angeles where he began to study composition. After college he was drafted into the United States Air Force where he had the opportunity to arrange music for, and conduct the Air Force band. To learn more click here.
Some of most famous music from the movies was written by John Williams.
- Theme from Jurrasic Park
- Hedwig’s Theme – Harry Potter
- Star Wars Cantina Song
- Superman Theme
- Indiana Jones Theme
- Shindler’s List
Do you have a favorite piece by John Williams? What is it?