Fact At­tack!

SFX: The Sci-Fi and Fantasy Magazine - - Totalrecall -

John Wil­liams’ de­but as a fea­ture film com­poser was for 1958’s Daddy-O, a B-movie about street rac­ing star­ring singer Dick Con­tino.

With 49 Academy Award nom­i­na­tions, John Wil­liams is the sec­ond most nom­i­nated in­di­vid­ual ever (af­ter Walt Dis­ney). He’s won five of them.

“The Im­pe­rial March” (and “Yoda’s Theme”) were first heard three weeks be­fore Em­pire pre­miered, at a spe­cial con­cert in Bos­ton.

All Star Wars movie mu­sic has been per­formed by the Lon­don Sym­phony Orches­tra; back in 1978 they won three Grammy awards for it.

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