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John Williams 85th - BBC Radio 2

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Special concert to celebrate the 85th birthday of John Williams. (Probably only for UK listeners).

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b08cqgfl

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presented by Mark Kermode too 😃

Quality.

Though you may have made an error there Moth3r - John Williams is not 85 - he is timeless…

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Thanks for the heads-up about this.


Why don’t you knock it off with them negative waves? Why don’t you dig how beautiful it is out here? And say something righteous and hopeful for a change?

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You need to try this - clever stuff.

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Very cool - enjoyed that - and thanks for the link Moth3r.

I now think njvc, Harmy and the audio bods on here have been ‘phoning it in’ after that 😉


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Very nice. I have fond memories of seeing Williams conduct at the Hollywood Bowl as a kid, and it’s amazing that he’s still at the top of his game (one only needs to compare the scores of Force Awakens to Rogue One to see how true this is).

This concert is an interesting selection of his music, and I loved the presenter’s introduction to the piece from “Lincoln”. I was a bit weirded out hearing “Somewhere in my Memory” with an adult choir instead of a children’s choir though.