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John Williams’ 80th Birthday Celebration

Octogenarian composer John Williams attended a gala tribute concert for his ongoing 80th birthday celebration at the Tanglewood music festival in Massachusetts. Steven Spielberg and James Taylor made surprise stage appearances, and both President Obama and George Lucas delivered video birthday greetings. “I have collaborated with John for half of his life,” said Spielberg, who has had Williams score all but one of his 26 features. “He is this nation’s greatest composer and one of the greatest friends I’ve ever had in my life.”

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