John Williams

Biography

24 April 1941, Melbourne, Australia. Williams’ father Len, a jazz guitarist, emigrated to Australia in the late 30s where he met and married his wife, Malaan. Their young son was given his first guitar at the age of four, but John was steered towards the classical repertoire his father now favoured. The family returned to England in 1952, where Len set up the London Guitar Centre. The young John studied with Andres Segovia during the late 50s, and studied piano and music theory at the... Read more

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