Music

Dan Romer reportedly signed as Bond 25 composer

July 2nd, 2019 by

Cary Fukunaga reported to have brought in former collaborator for musical duties. Anyone hoping for David Arnold’s return to the Bond franchise any time soon are likely to be disappointed after IndieWire reported that Dan Romer has been brought on board Bond 25 by Cary Fukunaga. Romer has previously worked with Fukunaga on Netflix show […]

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Birthday of James Bond Theme guitarist Vic Flick [1937]

May 14th, 2019 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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Live And Let Die composer George Martin died on this day in 2016

March 8th, 2019 by

George Martin, who was sometimes known as “the fifth Beatle” due to his influential work as producer with the Fab Four, died on 8th March 2016. As well as working with The Beatles and a whole host of other pop stars of the 1960s, Martin produced Shirley Bassey on Goldfinger. On Live And Let Die he composed […]

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John Barry died on this day in 2011

January 30th, 2019 by

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 […]

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Shirley Bassey and the story behind the theme song to Moonraker

January 15th, 2019 by

Guest writer Brendan Edwards looks at how a chance encounter with John Barry led Shirley Bassey to sing the theme for Moonraker. Shirley Bassey has a special place in the hearts of many James Bond fans. The Welsh singer has performed more James Bond theme songs than any other performer, three in total with Goldfinger (1964), […]

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Birthday of 007 composer John Barry [1933]

November 3rd, 2018 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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Chris Cornell dead at 52

May 18th, 2017 by

Chris Cornell died suddenly and unexpectedly on Wednesday night at just 52, a representative announced. Cornell is best known to Bond fans for You Know My Name, the theme song to Casino Royale in 2006. Cornell is best known as the lead vocalist, primary songwriter and rhythm guitarist for Seattle rock band Soundgarden and as lead […]

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Additional music in SPECTRE

April 20th, 2016 by

One of the best scenes in SPECTRE takes place after Lucia Sciarra returns to her villa following her husband’s funeral. First we see her  shows her car arriving (around 30:56 into the film) and switching on the light in her classically decorated house. She turns on some music and pours and drink, walking through the house to the rear garden. […]

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George Martin dies aged 90

March 9th, 2016 by

Today the internet lit up with the sad news that George Martin has died at the age of 90.  Sometimes known as “the fifth Beatle”, Martin is best known for signing The Beetles to EMI, and as producer he helped shape their sound. As well as working with The Beatles and many other artists, Martin also […]

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Book on 007 theme songs kicks off crowdfunding campaign

March 8th, 2016 by

A brand new book on the music of James Bond themes has just kicked off a crowdfunding campaign on Unbound. The Complete James Bond Themes is written by Nick Parkhouse, who wrote a fantastic series on the Bond movie soundtracks for The James Bond Dossier. As well as offering early pledgers a number of rewards, Nick is offering readers £5 off […]

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