John Williams has had a prolific career as a composer for both TV and films, but I want to focus on his work with producer Irwin Allen. In the mid-’60’s, credited as Johnny Williams, he composed music for three Irwin Allen television shows, to wit:
Land of the Giants
The Time Tunnel
and Lost In Space
He also composed the theme song for the 1959-1960 season of Bachelor Father, The Kraft Suspense Theater, and the pilot episode of Gilligan’s Island.
When Allen switched from science fiction TV shows to big-budget disaster films, he had John write the scores for 1972’s The Poseidon Adventure and 1974’s The Towering Inferno. A full list of his movie and TV credits can be found here. He’s been nominated for numerous awards, which are listed here.
John Williams, your Two for Tuesday, December 10, 2019.