|Master of the film score: John Williams. Image: ULIKE.|
|Williams confers with Lucas on a scene from STAR WARS in late 1976 or early 1977.|
|John Williams and the droids at the London Royal Albert Hall STAR WARS concert in February 1978. Image: LSO.|
|The first UK STAR WARS music concert with John Williams in February 1978. Image: STARWARS.COM|
It was because of Williams STAR WARS work that I became a lover of film music in general, and I remember as an eight year old having my parents constantly play and re-play the FOX double LP set of the original STAR WARS whilst running around the front room table pretending to be chased by Stormtroopers! It was part of a worlds collective imagination, too, as that LP still remains one of the biggest selling film music scores of all time.
Have a great day with friends and family, John. We look forward to lots more great scores to come, too...
Check out EMPIRE's great Birthday celebration feature on Williams here: 80 Reasons Why John Williams Is The Man | Features | Empire