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Up to date as of February 02, 2010

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John Williams and Muppet Show guest star C-3PO.

John Williams (b. 1932) is a composer of film and concert music. As conductor of the Boston Pops, in 1981 he gave an introduction to the rebroadcast of a 1971 episode of Evening at Pops featuring the cast of Sesame Street.

Having written some of the most recognizable film themes over the course of a career spanning five decades, his music can be heard in several Muppet productions. The main title music from Star Wars is featured in episode 417 of The Muppet Show to underscore the heroics of Luke Skywalker, while the "Raiders March" from the Indiana Jones movies takes center stage during Kermit and Miss Piggy's participation in the Indiana Jones Epic Stunt Spectacular as seen in The Muppets at Walt Disney World. The adventurous theme was also spoofed in the Muppet Babies episode "Raiders of the Lost Muppet."

His two-note motif for the shark from Jaws has been spoofed in a series of segments on Sesame Street involving a large letter of the alphabet creeping up on children playing in a pool. The theme was also spoofed in Rocky Mountain Holiday for a scene depicting Gonzo's nose peering out of the water as he closes in on Rowlf's inner tube. When the special was released to DVD, the music was replaced with something more generic.

Beginning in 2001, Williams scored the first three films in the Harry Potter series, including Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone, which featured involvement from Jim Henson's Creature Shop.

His other work includes E.T. - The Extra Terrestrial, The Poseidon Adventure, Jurassic Park, Close Encounters of the Third Kind, Superman: The Movie, Dracula (1978), JFK, Hook, Alfred Hitchcock's Family Plot, the NBC Nightly News theme and the 1960s Lost in Space television series.

External links

  • The John Williams Web Pages
  • John Williams Fan Network
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Up to date as of February 01, 2010

From the eWrestling Encyclopedia.

John Williams is an e-federation wrestler who is currently on the XWCWF roster and a member of The Alliance.

John Williams
[[Image:|px|Image of John Williams]]
Real name
Ring Names {{{names}}}
Height 6'5"
Weight 232 lbs.
Date of birth February 2, 1976
Place of birth
Date of death
Place of death
Billed from Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Handled by
Win/Loss Record 0-0-0
Debut September 2008
Retired {{{retired}}}




John Williams was born on February 2nd 1976 in north East Toronto Ontario Canada, he has always been an athlete, from the ago of 10 he played minor football. He then played Highschool football as a hard hitting middle linbacker and was named Ontario Highschool defensive Player of the year four of the five seasons he played, his football career only got bigger as he accepted a full scholorship to Play football for the Fighting Irish of Notre Dame. John Was an instant stand out at the school breaking all the freshman Defensive Records the school had. But in his second Season with the NFL Scouts already at the games watching John hit a very large snag in his career, he suffered what the doctors claimed to be a career ending injury to his left knee.

John refused to believe this, however the NFL teams refused to take a shot at John which crushed the young mans spirits. So John gave up, and began his life using his degree at Notre Dame to start Teaching at a Toronto Area Highschool. John was down most of the time, that is until he saw the commercial that changed his life, it was a spot for a small local professional wrestling school, and craving any kin d of physical activity John was there the next week and a star was born. With his athleticism wrestling came naturally to John, and before long he began a tour with a small independent promotion, which lasted close to a year before he got the chance of a lifetime to head over to Japan and wrestle there. John was a hit in the land of the rising sun wrestling there under the alias The Dragon King. While in Japan John had the opportunity to work with many of Japans greatest wrestlers and teachers, not to mention it was here that he first began to dabble in the Muay-Thai that has become a very big part of his arsenal today. After two years in Japan John left the country and headed for another small pro wrestling promotion in Brazil. The promotion was a part time bit which gave John much free time that allowed him to begin training Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu in one of the Gracie family gyms. John spent fice years in Brazil and while there achieved the level of Black Belt from the Gracies. After another year in the small promotion John was offered the opportunity of a life time when he was offered a trial contract with the AWA. John made his way back to North America where he began working with the AWA and he quickly impressed notching several big wins before putting his name on the map and booking his ticket when he stunned the world wrestling the promotions top star The Legendary Low to a double pin draw.


John began to rip through the AWA quickly notching his first title reign after taking the Television Title from Whisper. In from there John went on the have the longest United States Title reign in AWA history, before taking the next step and winning the AWA World Title on June 18th 2004. Since that reign as World Champion however John has been on a bumpy road and has had a tough time getting back to the top, he has had flashes of brilliance wining a second United States and World Title, however he has run into many issues along the way that have kept him from being the dominant competitor that he once was.

In recent months John has spent time battling with an apparent addiction to alcohol that even found him make his way to the suspension list in reaction to the AWA wellness policy. John seems to have kicked this problem for now, and with his most recent return it is clear that we may be looking at a much different Icon than we have ever seen. His attitude has changed, and along with it his overall style inside the ring. This new and improved version of John Williams has all the makings of returning him to superstar status, however it is still to early to tell.

John has his eyes set on getting back to the top, and with the new on edge attitude that he carries with him, that might just be plausible, but only time will tell, however what is obvious, is that John is a very dangerous person, and with his full knowledge in so many variations of the Martial arts, John might just be the most dangerous all around threat the AWA has ever seen.

XWCWF (2008)

In wrestling

  • Finishing moves/Signature moves
  • Hush (Running, Jumping Triangle Choke)
  • Theme Song
  • Free Bird Lynard Skynard

Awards & Achievements

AWA World Champion
Preceded by:
First Succeeded by:
Jeff Christianson
AWA World Champion
Preceded by:
Second Succeeded by:
Brian Stevens
AWA US Champion
Preceded by:
First Succeeded by:
Dave Santini
AWA US Champion
Preceded by:
Second Succeeded by:
AWA Cruiserweight Champion
Preceded by:
Javex Valerius
Second Succeeded by:
Terry James
AWA No Limits Champion
Preceded by:
First Succeeded by:
Quade DeSade
AWA Tag Team Champion
Preceded by:
The Peeks
First w/ Brian Williams Succeeded by:
Eternal Undying
AWA Tag Team Champion
Preceded by:
Damage, Inc.
Second w/ Brian Williams Succeeded by:
Low & The Fish
  • Fifth AWA Grand Slam Champion
  • Match Of The Year

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Up to date as of February 04, 2010

From Wookieepedia, the Star Wars wiki.

John Williams
Biographical information

February 8, 1932
Floral Park, New York, USA



Star Wars work

All Star Wars films

Other work of note

John Towner Williams is the composer of nearly all of the music heard in the Star Wars films. He has also composed scores for many other well known movies and older television shows.



John Towner Williams was born on February 8, 1932, in Floral Park, New York, USA. His father was a jazz drummer and percussionist in the CBS Radio Orchestra and the Raymond Scott Quintette. After moving to Los Angeles in 1948, he attended the University of California, Los Angeles, and the Los Angeles City College, where he studied orchestration under MGM musical associate Robert van Eps and was privately tutored by composer Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco.

In 1952, he was drafted into the United States Air Force, spending the next two years conducting and arranging music for Air Force bands. Afterwards, he went to the famous music school Juilliard in New York, where he was able to improve his piano performance skills under the tutelage of the renowned Madame Rosina Levinne. Later, he returned to Los Angeles and worked as a piano player for film studios. In 1956, he became a staff arranger at Columbia Pictures, and then at 20th Century Fox. His combined dream of music and film were merged.

As "Johnny" Williams, he composed music to such classical TV series like Wagon Train, Gilligan's Island, and Bachelor Father. These works paved the way for him to Irwin Allen's Lost in Space.

Williams conducting the London Symphony Orchestra.

He achieved success with None But the Brave (1965), followed by an Oscar nomination for Valley of the Dolls in 1968. Four years later, he won the Oscars for Best Music, Scoring Adaptation, and Original Song Score for Fiddler on the Roof. Much of what he worked on won him awards and nominations. He became one of the most popular composers and was mentioned with talent equal to Jerry Goldsmith, John Berry, and Elmer Bemstein. He had six nominations within five years, among them two double-nominations in 1969 and 1972 for the films Goodbye Mr. Chips, The Rievers, Images, The Poseidon Adventure, Cinderella Liberty, and Hell Tower.

In 1974, he met Steven Spielberg, then just a novice director, who asked him to write music for The Sugarland Express. For their next film, Jaws, Williams created frightening compositions that convincingly expressed the approach of the shark and set a basic feeling for the film. John Williams was pivotal to the huge success of the movie, which earned him his first Academy Award for Best Original Score.

In 1977, he composed the music for Star Wars, which turned out to be a huge success. Star Wars became the best selling score-only soundtrack of all time and won him yet another Oscar. The lush sound of the London Symphony Orchestra made the music and the space-war story memorable.

Throughout the years, Williams' long-time collaboration with Spielberg had earned him two more Oscars for his scores to E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial and Schindler's List.

He was also contracted to write the music for the Olympic Games.

With 46 Academy Award nominations to date, Williams holds the record for the most Oscar nominations for a living person.

Williams's son, Joseph Williams, chose a musical career like his father. The two worked together on Return of the Jedi and Attack of the Clones.

Rick McCallum stated at Star Wars Reunion 2 that he hopes to have John Williams on the musical score for Star Wars live-action TV series(though too early to tell) and added that each episode will have its own original score.

Works by John Williams for Star Wars


Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope (1977)

(Oscar, Golden Globe & BAFTA winner)

  • Main Title/Rebel Blockade Runner
  • Imperial Attack
  • The Dune Sea of Tatooine/Jawa Sandcrawler
  • The Moisture Farm
  • The Hologram/Binary Sunset
  • Landspeeder Search/Attack of the Sand People
  • Tales of a Jedi Knight/Learn About the Force
  • Burning Homestead
  • Mos Eisley Spaceport
  • Cantina Band (Source Music)
  • Binary Sunset (Alternate)
  • Princess Leia's Theme
  • The Millennium Falcon/Imperial Cruiser Pursuit
  • Destruction of Alderaan
  • The Death Star/The Stormtroopers
  • Wookiee Prisoner/Detention Block Ambush
  • Shootout in the Cell Bay/Dianoga
  • The Trash Compactor
  • The Tractor Beam / Chasm Crossfire
  • Ben Kenobi's Death / TIE Fighter Attack
  • The Battle of Yavin (Launch from the Fourth Moon/X-Wings Draw Fire/Use the Force)
  • The Throne Room/End Title

Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back (1980) (Oscar nominee, BAFTA and Grammy winner)

  • Main Title/The Ice Planet Hoth
  • The Wampa's Lair/Vision of Obi-Wan/Snowspeeders Take Flight
  • The Imperial Probe/Aboard The Executor
  • The Battle of Hoth (Ion Cannon/Imperial Walkers/Beneath the AT-AT/Escape in the Millennium Falcon)
  • The Asteroid Field
  • Arrival on Dagobah
  • Luke's Nocturnal Visitor
  • Han Solo and the Princess
  • Jedi Master Revealed/Mynock Cave
  • The Training of a Jedi Knight/The Magic Tree
  • The Imperial March (Darth Vader's Theme)
  • Yoda's Theme
  • Attacking a Star Destroyer
  • Yoda and the Force
  • Imperial Starfleet Deployed/City in the Clouds
  • Lando's Palace
  • Betrayal at Bespin
  • Deal With the Dark Lord
  • Carbon Freeze / Darth Vader's Trap / Departure of Boba Fett
  • The Clash of Lightsabers

Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi (1983) (Oscar, Saturn and Grammy nominee)

  • Main Title/Approaching the Death Star/Tatooine Rendezvous
  • The Droids are Captured
  • Bounty for a Wookiee
  • Han Solo Returns
  • Luke Confronts Jabba/Den of the Rancor/Sarlacc Sentence
  • The Pit of Carkoon/Sail Barge Assault
  • The Emperor Arrives/The Death of Yoda/Obi-Wan's Revelation
  • Alliance Assembly
  • Shuttle Tydirium Approaches Endor
  • Speeder Bike Chase/Land of the Ewoks
  • Jabba's Baroque Recital (Source Music)
  • Jedi Rocks (Source Music)
  • Parade of the Ewoks
  • Luke and Leia
  • Brother and Sister/Father and Son/The Fleet Enters Hyperspace/Heroic Ewok
  • The Emperor's Throne Room
  • The Battle of Endor I (Into the Trap/Forest Ambush/Scout Walker Scramble/Prime Weapon Fires)
  • The Lightsaber/The Ewok Battle
  • The Battle of Endor II (Leia is Wounded/The Duel Begins/Overtaking the Bunker/The Dark Side Beckons/The Emperor's Death)
  • The Battle of Endor III (Superstructure Chase/Darth Vader's Death/The Main Reactor)
  • Leia's News/Light of the Force
  • Victory Celebration/End Title
  • Ewok Feast/Part of the Tribe (Source Music)
  • The Forest Battle (Concert Suite)

Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace (1999)

(Grammy Nomination)

  • Star Wars Main Title and the Arrival at Naboo
  • Duel of the Fates
  • Anakin's Theme
  • Jar Jar's Introduction and the Swim to Otoh Gunga
  • The Sith Spacecraft and the Droid Battle
  • The Trip to the Naboo Temple and the Audience with Boss Nass
  • The Arrival at Tatooine and the Flag Parade
  • He is the Chosen One
  • Anakin Defeats Sebulba
  • Passage Through the Planet Core
  • Watto's Deal and Kids at Play
  • Panaka and the Queen's Protectors
  • Queen Amidala and the Naboo Palace
  • The Droid Invasion and the Appearance of Darth Maul
  • Qui-Gon's Noble End
  • The High Council Meeting and Qui-Gon's Funeral
  • Augie's Great Municipal Band and End Credits

Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones (2002)

  • Star Wars Main Title and Ambush on Coruscant
  • Across the Stars (Love Theme from "Attack of the Clones")
  • Zam the Assassin and the Chase Through Coruscant
  • Yoda and the Younglings
  • Departing Coruscant
  • Anakin and Padmé
  • Jango's Escape
  • The Meadow Picnic
  • Bounty Hunter's Pursuit
  • Return to Tatooine
  • The Tusken Camp and the Homestead
  • Love Pledge and the Arena
  • Confrontation with Count Dooku and Finale

Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith (2005)

(2 Grammy nominations)

  • Star Wars and the Revenge of the Sith
  • Anakin's Dream
  • Battle of the Heroes
  • Anakin's Betrayal
  • General Grievous
  • Palpatine's Teachings
  • Grievous and the Droids
  • Padmé's Ruminations
  • Anakin vs. Obi-Wan
  • Anakin's Dark Deeds
  • Enter Lord Vader
  • The Immolation Scene
  • Grievous Speaks to Lord Sidious
  • The Birth of the Twins and Padmé's Destiny
  • A New Hope and End Credits

Star Wars: Dark Empire

Star Wars (Radio)

Non-Star Wars Works



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Real world music
The Phantom Menace · Attack of the Clones · Revenge of the Sith
A New Hope · The Empire Strikes Back · Return of the Jedi
Ewoks · The Clone Wars
Shadows of the Empire · Republic Commando · Knights of the Old Republic
Knights of the Old Republic II · Forces of Corruption · The Force Unleashed
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Mark Griskey · Frank Klepacki · Jeremy Soule · Joseph Williams · Jerry Hey
London Symphony Orchestra · London Voices
City of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra · Maurice Murphy
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Max Rebo Band · Modal Nodes · Mad About Me · Jedi Rocks · Jizz

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