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John Williams (guitarist)

John Christopher Williams (born 1941) is one of the world's greatest classical guitarists. He was born in Melbourne, Australia and was taught initially by his father. At the age of twelve he went to Italy to study under Andrés Segovia. Later, he attended the Royal College of Music in London.

Williams is best known as a classical guitarist, but has explored many different musical traditions. He has collaborated with Julian Bream and Paco Pena and was a member of the fusion group Sky. He is also a composer and arranger (but shouldn't be confused with the American composer, John Williams).

He enjoyed a worldwide hit single with his recording of Cavatina, the theme tune to the Oscar-winning film, The Deer Hunter.

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