James Bond Theme

Birthday of James Bond Theme guitarist Vic Flick [1937]

May 14th, 2017 by

Vic Flick, the musician who played the guitar riff on the James Bond Theme as part of John Barry’s Orchestra, was born on 14th May 1937 in Surrey. The track was recorded on 21st June 1962 with an orchestra that consisted of five saxophones, nine brass, solo guitar and rhythm section. On the original recording for Dr No Flick […]

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Birthday of 007 composer John Barry [1933]

November 3rd, 2016 by

Composer John Barry, whose arrangement of the James Bond Theme is indelibly etched on the eardrums of us all and created the memorable soundtracks for many of the early Bond movies, was born in York on 3rd November 1933. Photo: John Barry in concert by Geoff Leonard. Licensed under CC BY-SA 1.0.

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The James Bond Theme: has it had its day?

November 13th, 2013 by

One thing that disappointed me in Skyfall was the absence of the James Bond theme at the start of the film and I think we can safely say it’s not going to return there any time soon now the precedent has been set. But to me it makes no sense having it at the end of the […]

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Barry’s sexy themes gave 007 swing [Variety]

May 12th, 2012 by

Variety is taking a look at 50 years of James Bond on the big screen. One article takes a look at John Barry in which it quotes David Arnold: “John Barry uniquely, single-handedly, created the spy genre of music,” says David Arnold, composer of the past five Bond scores. “In his initial arrangement of the […]

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Adele to work on Bond 23 theme?

September 13th, 2011 by

Adele’s appearance on The Jonathan Ross Show recently caused quite a stir after Ross asked her about forthcoming projects.  Revealing that she would be going back to the studio in November, Ross asked her what she would be working on. She replied, “Well, this is actually a theme. Wow, that’s really giving something away. She […]

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Dr No soundtrack

November 14th, 2009 by

At 7.35am on 14th January 1962, a tired and eclectic group of British artistes assembled at London Airport for a gruelling twenty-hour flight to Jamaica. Amongst them were film producers Harry Saltzman and Cubby Broccoli, stuntmen, technicians and a talented young Scottish actor named Sean Connery. Also part of the group was a composer who […]

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