Happy 81st Birthday John Williams!

Today is the 81st birthday of legendary film composer John Williams! Though many alternate universes of pop culture are conceivable, a dimension in which John Williams did not score Star Wars, Raiders of the Lost Ark, Close Encounters of the Third Kind, E.T., Jaws, Superman, Jurassic Park, Harry Potter, and more, is totally unimaginable. It’s also amazing to think Williams once went by the name of “Johnny Williams” and scored TV shows like The Time Tunnel, Lost in Space, and Land of the Giants.

Science fiction fans, geeks, and moviegoers alike often march to the beat of their own drummers, but really, most of us walk to the beats, rhythms and melodies of John Williams.

Happy birthday, sir and thank you!


Stubby the Rocket is the voice and mascot Tor.com and can’t wait for Mr. Williams to get back to Stubby about a recording of “Stubby’s Theme.”

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