The Spectacle Blog

John Barry, R.I.P.

By on 1.31.11 | 8:48AM

John Barry, the noted Academy and Grammy Award winning film composer, died suddenly yesterday of a heart attack. He was 77.

The British born Barry is best known for arranging the James Bond theme and scored the music in a dozen of the Bond films. He also scored the music for films such as Born Free, The Lion in Winter, King Kong, Out of Africa and Dances with Wolves.

I think Barry's finest work was done in Midnight Cowboy especially the "Midnight Cowboy Theme" featuring Toots Thieleman's unmistakable harmonica.

Send to Kindle

Like this Article

Print this Article

Print Article

More Articles From Aaron Goldstein