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John Williams 90th Birthday Special - Part Three

John Williams 90th Birthday Special - Part Three

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On February 8, 2022, composer John Williams turns 90 years old. To honour one of the greatest film composers of all time THE CINEMATIC SOUND RADIO PODCAST is proud to present a mammoth six-part podcast series dedicated to the five-time Academy Award winner.
In part one we looked at John Williams career starting in 1961 all the way through to 1969. In part two we presented an overview of John Williams work spanning 1970-1976.
In part three of this six-part special, you'll hear selections from the golden era of John Williams career from 1977-1986 including such films and television shows as STAR WARS, JAWS II, THE FURY, THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK, RAIDERS OF THE LOST ARK, E.T. THE EXTRA-TERRESTRIAL, RETURN OF THE JEDI, INDIANA JONES AND THE TEMPLE OF DOOM, AMAZING STORIES, SPACE CAMP and much more.
A big thank you goes out to the following who helped make this radio series possible: The John Williams Collection, The John Williams Fan Network, La La Land Records, GNP Crescendo Records, Sony Classical, Film Score Monthly, Varese Sarabande Records, Decca Records, Intrada Records, Quartet Records and Tim Burden.
Special thanks to our Patreon supporters: Matt DeWater, David Ballantyne, Mindtrickzz, Joe Wiles, Rich Alves, Maxime, William Welch, Tim Burden, Alan Rogers, Dave Williams, Max Hamulyák, Jeffrey Graebner, Douglas Lacey, Don Mase, Victor Field, Jochen Stolz, Emily Mason, Eric Skroch, Alexander Schiebel, Alphonse Brown, John Link, Andreas Wennmyr, Matt Berretta, Eldaly Morningstar, Elizabeth, Glenn McDorman, Chris Malone, Steve Karpicz, Deniz Çağlar & Brent Osterberg.
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Release Date: 01/02/2022, 19:15:21


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