John Barry

1. barryBorn in York, England on November 3, 1933. After playing trumpet in a British Army band, Barry formed the John Barry Seven in 1957, with whom he performed and record ed extrensively. In 1959 he began writing for film, television shows and commercials, serving for a time as the musical director and arranger for EMI Records. Barry’s big break came in 1962 when he was asked to work on the first  James Bond movie, Dr. No. The success of this project, specifically of “The James Bond Theme” got Barry the job of scoring the next eleven Bond films. Even though he is equally adept at jazz, classical and popular styles, it is his melodic gift  that his fans treasure.That gift is fully in evidence in one of his most loved scores, Dance with Wolves.

Some of his work:

  • Dr. No (1962)
  • Born Free (1966)
  • The Lion in Winter (1968)
  • Out of Africa (1985)
  • Dance with Wolves (1990)
  • Chaplin (1992)
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