Akira Ifukube, the man who composed the main theme to the original Gojira (Godzilla) movie in 1954 passed away on Wednesday of multiple organ failure. Ifukube's composition was used in some of the subsequent Godzilla releases as well. Besides scoring for Godzilla, he also produced over 300 pieces of music throughout his career, which began in the late 1930s and eventually brought him to what is now called the Tokyo National University of Fine Arts and Music in 1946. I pride myself on being able to recognize the Godzilla theme, something that surely earns me at least a few geek points.
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