Sometimes an artist has a big impact on your life. The music from John Williams has done that for me. I started listening to John Williams music as music with Star Wars. Certainly I had seen movies with John Williams soundtracks, like Earthquake, The Poseidon Adventure and Jaws. I never listened to the soundtracks as music. Mostly it was lack of opportunity as I didn’t have access to records or a record player. It all converged with Star Wars Though. We got a record player and I wanted the music. I’ve been a fan of John Williams ever since.
With his 85th birthday last week, Joh Williams is artist of the week.
Here’s some clips. Enjoy
They say that you can’t judge a book by it’s cover. A good cover can sell a book though. Back in the 1980’s and 1990’s I would at least look at any book with cover that had DKS on the cover illustration. There was something fun about the dragons, wizards and other such things that made you want to pick up the books. Here’s his bio.