Monday, 31 January 2011


The man who scored some of the most iconic soundtracks in movie history has died aged 77. John Barry whose scores were as famous as the films themselves passed away yesterday. For nearly 50 years, he produced music which will stand the test of time including the James Bond Theme, Goldfinger, From Russia With Love and You Only Live Twice. His association with the James Bond soundtracks will always overshadow his other work on the soundtracks for Born Free, Dances With Wolves and Out Of Africa. And not forgetting the rather brilliant theme tune for The Persuaders. Tributes have been pouring in today for John Barry from York, a musical genius whose talent and status as numero uno in the musical scores will never be equalled. From all the tributes I read today, I think Comedienne Sue Perkins sums his passing the best... 'RIP John Barry - a man who made the world sound sexy for while'. 


  1. Great composers like John Barry are very rare.
    I would watch repeats of the The Persuaders just for the opening credits and the music. And the Moonraker theme never got the appreciation it deserved.

  2. Funny you should mention The Persuaders...
    Couldn't resist