Joseph Williams

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Date of Birth September 1, 1960
Place of Birth Santa Monica, California
Age 60 years old
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Joseph Williams was an English coal-miner and composer of sacred music, known today as West gallery music. Very little is known about his life, other than he lived in Watery Lane, Tipton, Staffordshire. During his short lifetime he published a collection of his compositions, Sacred Music, containing 20 hymn tunes.

About Joseph Williams

Singer and film composer best known for his work with the rock group Toto. He wrote the original lyrics for the song Lapti Nek and the Ewok Celebration from 1983's Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi.

Before Fame

He was raised in a famous family of entertainers and first began playing with Toto in the mid-80's.

Achievement

He released his first solo album in 1982 and his album Vertigo was released in 2003.

Family Life

His father is Oscar-winning composer John Williams.

Associations

He has been a member of Tonto along with bassist Mike Porcaro.

Information related to Joseph Williams (composer)

  • English miners
  • English hymnwriters
  • Classical composers of church music
  • 19th-century English musicians
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