RIP John Barry

John Barry at the Royal Albert Hall (2006).

John Barry, 77

Legendary film composer John Barry has suffered a heart attack and passed away yesterday [January 30th] aged 77.

Amazingly he scored 11 James Bond films, and received numerous awards for his work. These included two academy awards for Born Free, another for Out of Africa not to mention a BAFTA for The Lion in The Winter and a grammy for Dances With Wolves. He also co-wrote Duran Duran’s hit “A View To A Kill”!

The rather rare The Danny Scipio Theme from BBC’s Vendetta (1966-68) television series can be downloaded here.

-James Godwin, January 31st, 2011

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