John Barry - RIP

Musician/composer, he wrote scores for Born Free, Out Of Africa, and 11 James Bond movies, plus many other great movies. He won five Oscars and numerous other awards.

RIP Mr Barry, and thanks for all the beautiful music you gave us.
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Oh no…
R.I.P., John!!!
great composer, love his music…

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Instrumental music loses another champion.

RIP John :frowning:

Thanks for the music!
Great life it seems to have been!

Neil, thank you for the news :frowning:

John BarryRIP

http://www.johnbarry.org.uk/
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xYQ7dxwRkUM
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Barry_(composer)

Was just listening to the Dances With Wolves score the other night.
Fascinating to study the structure of film scores.
(I’ve always been a huge soundtrack guy.)

RIP JB.

R.I.P. John.
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RIP john… :neutral_face:

For those who are not aware, John Barry wrote music for many many films, and much more…

  • Beat Girl (1960)

  • Never Let Go (1960)

  • The Cool Mikado (1962)

  • The Amorous Prawn (1962)

  • The L-Shaped Room (1962)

  • Man in the Middle (1963)

  • A Jolly Bad Fellow (1964)

  • Séance on a Wet Afternoon (1964)

  • Zulu (1964)

  • Boy and Bicycle (1965)

  • Mister Moses (1965)

  • Four in the Morning (1965)

  • The Party’s Over (1965)

  • The Knack …and How to Get It (1965)

  • King Rat (1965)

  • The Ipcress File (1965)

  • Born Free (1966) (Two Academy Awards - Best Music, Original Song (lyrics by Don Black), Best Music, Original Music Score, Golden Globe Award nomination for Best Original Song in a Motion Picture)

  • The Chase (1966)

  • The Wrong Box (1966)

  • The Quiller Memorandum (1966)

  • The Whisperers (1967)

  • Dutchman (1967)

  • Boom! (1968)

  • Petulia (1968)

  • Deadfall (1968)

  • The Lion in Winter (1968) (Academy Award - Best Music, Original Score for a Motion Picture, BAFTA Anthony Asquith Award for Film Music, Golden Globe Award nomination for Best Original Score)

  • The Appointment (1969)

  • Midnight Cowboy (1969) (Grammy Award for Best Instrumental Composition)

  • Monte Walsh (1970)

  • The Last Valley (1970)

  • They Might Be Giants (1971)

  • Murphy’s War (1971)

  • Walkabout (1971)

  • Mary, Queen of Scots (1971) (Academy Award nomination for Best Music, Original Dramatic Score, Golden Globe Award nomination for Best Original Score)

  • Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland (1972)

  • Follow Me! (1972)

  • A Doll’s House (1973)

  • The Tamarind Seed (1974)

  • The Dove (1974) (Golden Globe Award nomination for Best Original Song)

  • The Day of the Locust (1975)

  • King Kong (1976)

  • Robin and Marian (1976)

  • The Deep (1977) (Golden Globe Award nomination for Best Original Song (lyrics by Donna Summer) - Motion Picture)

  • First Love (1977)

  • The White Buffalo (1977)

  • Game Of Death (1978)

  • The Betsy (1978)

  • Starcrash (1978)

  • Hanover Street (1979)

  • The Black Hole (1979)

  • Somewhere in Time (1980) (Golden Globe Award nomination for Best Original Score - Motion Picture)

  • Touched by Love (1980)

  • Inside Moves (1980)

  • Night Games (1980)

  • Raise the Titanic (1980)

  • The Legend of the Lone Ranger (1981) (Razzie Award for Worst Musical Score)

  • Body Heat (1981)

  • Frances (1982)

  • Murder By Phone (1982)

  • Hammett (1982)

  • The Golden Seal (1983)

  • High Road to China (1983)

  • The Cotton Club (1984)

  • Until September (1984)

  • Mike’s Murder (1984)

  • Jagged Edge (1985)

  • Out of Africa (1985) (Academy Award - Best Music, Original Score, BAFTA Award nomination for Best Original Film Score)

  • Howard the Duck (1986)

  • A Killing Affair (1986)

  • The Golden Child (1986)

  • Peggy Sue Got Married (1986)

  • Hearts of Fire (1987)

  • Masquerade (1988)

  • Dances with Wolves (1990) (Academy Award - Best Music, Original Score, BAFTA Award nomination for Best Original Film Score, Golden Globe Award nomination for Best Original Score - Motion Picture)

  • Chaplin (1992) (Academy Award nomination for Best Music, Original Score, Golden Globe Award nomination for Best Original Score - Motion Picture)

  • Ruby Cairo (1993)

  • My Life (1993)

  • Indecent Proposal (1993)

  • The Specialist (1994)

  • Cry, The Beloved Country (1995)

  • Across The Sea of Time (1995) (3D IMAX movie)

  • The Scarlet Letter (1995)

  • Swept from the Sea (1997)

  • Mercury Rising (1998)

  • Playing by Heart (1998)

  • Enigma (2001)

Bond Films
Barry worked on the soundtracks for the following Bond films:

  • Dr. No (1962) — James Bond Theme used on main and end titles and Bond’s arrival in Jamaica

  • From Russia with Love (lyrics by Lionel Bart) (1963), Golden Globe Award nomination for Best Song in a Motion Picture

  • Goldfinger (1964)

  • Thunderball (1965)

  • You Only Live Twice (1967)

  • On Her Majesty’s Secret Service (1969)

  • Diamonds Are Forever (1971)

  • The Man with the Golden Gun (1974)

  • Moonraker (1979)

  • Octopussy (1983)

  • A View to a Kill (1985), (Golden Globe Award nomination for Best Original Score - Motion Picture & for Best Original Song - Motion Picture)

  • The Living Daylights (1987)

Musicals

  • Passion Flower Hotel (1965)

  • Lolita, My Love (1971), a musical comedy (text by Alan Jay Lerner) based on Vladimir Nabokov’s novel Lolita

  • Billy (1974)

  • The Little Prince and the Aviator (1981)

  • Brighton Rock (2004)

Television themes

  • Dateline London (1962)

  • Elizabeth Taylor in London (Grammy award nomination) (1963)

  • Juke Box Jury (1959–1967)

  • The Human Jungle (1963–1965)

  • Impromptu (1964)

  • Sophia Loren in Rome (1964)

  • The Newcomers (1965–1969)

  • Vendetta (1966)

  • The Persuaders! (1971–1972)

  • The Adventurer (1972–1973)

  • Orson Welles’ Great Mysteries (1973)

  • The Glass Menagerie (1973)

  • Born Free (1974)

  • Love Among the Ruins (1975)

  • Eleanor and Franklin (1976)

  • Eleanor and Franklin: The White House Years (1977)

  • The War Between the Tates (1977)

  • Young Joe, the Forgotten Kennedy (1977)

  • The Gathering (1977)

  • The Corn is Green (1979)

  • Willa (1979)

  • Svengali (1983)

  • USA Today-The TV series (1988)

  • The Witness (1992)

  • John Barry-Moviola (1993)

Other works

  • Stringbeat (1961)

  • The Americans (1975)

  • The Beyondness of Things (1999)

  • Eternal Echoes (2001)

  • The Seasons - no release date set

Hit singles
(Excludes co-composed hits, e.g. Duran Duran’s A View to a Kill)

  • “Hit And Miss” as The John Barry Seven plus Four, UK#10 (first charted 1960)

  • “Beat For Beatniks” as The John Barry Orchestra, UK#40 (1960)

  • “Never Let Go” as The John Barry Orchestra, UK#49 (1960)

  • “Blueberry Hill” as The John Barry Orchestra, UK#34 (1960)

  • “Walk Don’t Run” as The John Barry Seven, UK#11 (1960)

  • “Black Stockings” as The John Barry Seven, UK#27 (1960)

  • “The Magnificent Seven” as The John Barry Seven, UK#45 (1961)

  • “Cutty Sark” as The John Barry Seven, UK#35 (1962)

  • “The James Bond Theme” as The John Barry Orchestra, UK#13 (1962)

  • “From Russia With Love” as The John Barry Orchestra, UK#39 (1963)

  • “Theme From ‘The Persuaders’” as John Barry, UK#13 (1971)

The 4 highest-charting hits all spent more than 10 weeks in the UK top 50.

Wow, that’s an impressive list! :sunglasses:

So … what did he do in his spare time?

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Moaned on forums

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I knew it! I knew it! I just knew it! :laughing: :laughing: :laughing:
While i was typing I saw the light and it wasn’n daylight, it was the Zenda train!

Oh, well …thank you … or something! :unamused:
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