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CONDUCTOR MAY BE GONE, BUT HE WON’T BE FORGOTTEN

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John Williams conducted his last Independence Day concert for the Boston Pops, but his name won't be forgotten at a well-known riverside band shell.

In a surprise tribute, Williams' name was added Sunday to the list of eminent composers wrapped around the Hatch Shell, which sits on the Charles River.Williams was open-mouthed and appeared joyous when the plaque with his name was unveiled on stage.

Williams, 61, will step down when the Pops season ends in December.