John Barry: 1933-2011

When it comes to movie composers most people would be hard pushed to name more than three. The two that they would affectionately name would be John Williams, composer of the Star Wars theme & Indiana Jones theme amongst many other classic scores. The other would be the great John Barry, sadly now the late great John Barry.

John Barry won 5 Oscars for his scores as well as writing no less then ELEVEN bond scores. The news broke this morning when fellow 007 composer David Arnold Tweeted ‘It is with a heavy heart that I tell you that John Barry passed away this morning’. Adding; ‘I am profoundly saddened by the news but profoundly thankful for everything he did for music and for me personally.’ Further details of the English composer’s death are unknown.

Just some of the film scores he wrote include; Dances With Wolves, Out Of Africa, Midnight Cowboy and Born Free.

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