mollag

Kipper restorer
RIP John Barry
I regret to report the death of John Barry, one of my all time great film composers, i copy this article because its better than i can do.
I would watch poor films just for Barry's music.


One of my musical heroes, the Oscar-winning film composer John Barry passed away yesterday in New York. He was 77 years old. Born in York, England, Barry is best remembered for his lengthy, indispensable contributions to the James Bond film series, scoring an astounding twelve films, including the now classic songs “Goldfinger” by Shirley Bassey, “We Have All The Time In The World” (the last song recorded by Louis Armstrong before his death), and Duran Duran’s hit single “A View To A Kill”. His orchestration of the James Bond Theme originally written by Monty Norman is one of the most easily recognized pieces of music in pop history. Outside of the hit franchise, Barry won his first pair of Oscars for the score to Born Free (1966). He would also take home Academy Awards for The Lion In Winter (1968), Out Of Africa (1985), and Dances With Wolves (1990). His other iconic film scores include Zulu, Midnight Cowboy, Somewhere In Time, The Cotton Club, and Chaplin.

Barry is survived by his wife Laurie and four children. He was an immensely talented writer and composer whose lush, romantic film scores have outlasted many of their source films. Rest in peace, sir, and thank you for all the great music.
 
RIP John Barry
fantastic composer...i know a lot of his music but didnt realise he composed the theme for Midnight Cowboy...one of my favourite films though very sad

ps i always thought he wrote the theme for Chariots of Fire and just looked it up but it was Vangelis
 
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lara

Member
RIP John Barry
A very talented man, born and buttered a Yorkshire lad.

I listened to Michael Crawford on radio 4 today, give a lovely account of his time working with John Barry, he produced some great music.
 

mollag

Kipper restorer
RIP John Barry
Not his best but very nostalgic for our age group was his famous composition----The theme for Juke box Jury!
 

pepperkat

From"Gods Own Country"
RIP John Barry
I regret to report the death of John Barry, one of my all time great film composers, i copy this article because its better than i can do.
I would watch poor films just for Barry's music.


One of my musical heroes, the Oscar-winning film composer John Barry passed away yesterday in New York. He was 77 years old. Born in York, England, Barry is best remembered for his lengthy, indispensable contributions to the James Bond film series, scoring an astounding twelve films, including the now classic songs “Goldfinger” by Shirley Bassey, “We Have All The Time In The World” (the last song recorded by Louis Armstrong before his death), and Duran Duran’s hit single “A View To A Kill”. His orchestration of the James Bond Theme originally written by Monty Norman is one of the most easily recognized pieces of music in pop history. Outside of the hit franchise, Barry won his first pair of Oscars for the score to Born Free (1966). He would also take home Academy Awards for The Lion In Winter (1968), Out Of Africa (1985), and Dances With Wolves (1990). His other iconic film scores include Zulu, Midnight Cowboy, Somewhere In Time, The Cotton Club, and Chaplin.

Barry is survived by his wife Laurie and four children. He was an immensely talented writer and composer whose lush, romantic film scores have outlasted many of their source films. Rest in peace, sir, and thank you for all the great music.

My cousin Ken Golder played in the John Barry Seven , he met John Barry Prendergast in Scarborough, where John met his first wife Barbara.
They toured Britain, Denmark & Sweden, & also appeared on The 6.5 Special
& The Oh Boy Show, during the late 50`s.
The group split up in 1959.
John was one of the nicest guys you could ever wish to meet, fortunately he has left everyone with his music, which will make him live on forever.
Bill
 

mollag

Kipper restorer
RIP John Barry
My favorite music is film music, before pop videos came along i grew to love the combination of music and film, hence my sadness at the loss of John Barry. I have watched "the specialist " a number of times, a so-so film but with a great J Barry music track.

The Ipcress file and Midnight cowboy are two of my favorites, i will play them now!

Up there as well is Ennio Morricone, another great of the cinema.
 
RIP John Barry
My cousin Ken Golder played in the John Barry Seven , he met John Barry Prendergast in Scarborough, where John met his first wife Barbara.
They toured Britain, Denmark & Sweden, & also appeared on The 6.5 Special
& The Oh Boy Show, during the late 50`s.
The group split up in 1959.
John was one of the nicest guys you could ever wish to meet, fortunately he has left everyone with his music, which will make him live on forever.
Bill

Ken Golder gave me some drum lessons when he was with Geoff Laycock!!
 

pepperkat

From"Gods Own Country"
RIP John Barry
My wife lived nextdoor to Ken as a youngster, they had to put up with Ken practising the drums, cotton wool was often in use.
Bill
 

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