John Barry died on this day in 2011

John Barry at the Royal Albert Hall in 2006. Derived from original photo by Geoff Leonard. Licenced under CC BY-SA 1.0.John Barry, who arranged the James Bond Theme and scored a total off eleven films in the 007 series, died on 30th January 2011.

Following the success of the James Bond Theme, Barry was asked to provide the score from From Russia With Love and in doing so created the sound of the early Bond films.

He also provided the soundtracks to GoldfingerThunderballYou Only Live TwiceOn Her Majesty’s Secret ServiceDiamonds Are ForeverThe Man with the Golden GunMoonrakerOctopussyA View To A Kill and The Living Daylights.

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