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John Williams Receives an A Cappella Tribute at Harvard — Watch

The legendary composer also received an honorary doctorate.

George Lucas and John Williams

George Lucas and John Williams at AFI Tribute.

You’d be hard-pressed to name an honor that John Williams hasn’t won. The “Star Wars,” “Harry Potter,” “Indiana Jones” and “Jaws” composer has won five Academy Awards, four Golden Globes, seven BAFTA Awards and 23 Grammys; his 50 Oscar nominations are second only to Walt Disney. He just added another feather to his cap, however, as Harvard has seen fit to grant him an honorary doctorate in music.

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The occasion was marked by a tribute performance from the Din and Tonics, an all-male a cappella group from the school. Their medley included selections from “Superman,” “E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial” and “Star Wars,” among others; even if you find a cappella excruciating, it’s a cool tribute.

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Now 85, Williams has yet to slow down. He most recently composed the score for “Rogue One” and is doing similarly for this year’s “The Last Jedi” and 2019’s as-yet untitled “Star Wars: Episode IX.” Watch his tribute below.

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