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Barryites (that's you)

Saturday, 21 February 2015 10:18

The original John Barry Yahoo discussion group was originally formed by men and women who admire and recognize the works of noted composer, John Barry.

We are varied with regard to geographical location, age, gender, background and ethnic heritage. We are interested in the study and collection of an informed library of Mr. Barry's compositions, as well as commentary on his film scores; where films may be screened; and of course, notations on his life as a great composer. The group welcomes all who inquire, with the idea that our primary purpose is to highlight the works and genius of John Barry.

Our directory is based on current and voluntary information from persons who regularly visit us through the website or e-mail. It has been developed to build friendship and to increase dialogue among those who hold Mr. Barry's music in high esteem.

We would like to extend our sincere thanks to Geoff, Alan and Ruud for their ideas and efforts in designing this directory. If you would like to add your own information, please feel free to do so by completing as much of the following information as possible in the form below.

Please note, in ALL cases we mean John Barry music.

Last updated 01 April 2014. We have now closed down this section but do join us on Facebook!

1967
 
Name Anders Ahlerup
Age 49
Gender M
Nationality Swedish
Place of residence Solna, Sweden / Portugal
"Hooked" since 1967
Music hook You Only Live Twice
1st introduced You Only Live Twice, the movie, and buying album
Oldest original recording owned Beat Girl LP (1959)
Fav. movie soundtrack The Black Hole
Fav. love theme We Have All the Time in the World
Fav. Bond theme/score You Only Live Twice
Most challenging S/T The Last Valley
Most unusual theme/ST Dutchman
Other favourites Star Crash; Legend of the Lone Ranger; The Knack; On Her Majesty's Secret Service; From Russia With Love; The Deep; King Kong; Ruby Cairo; The Specialist; Moonraker, and more
Additional comments Barry was in his top creative mode in the 60s and 70s. I especially like the period between 1976-79, when he did his most impressive "heavy" scores. I almost gave up my interest in Barry after "Playing by Heart"…went downhill from there. But for Barry admirers, we can always look back at fantastic music but might have little (or nothing) to look forward to.
19
 
Name Alexander
Year of birth 1989
Gender M
Nationality Colombia
Place of residence Bogota, Colombia
"Hooked" since James Bond Theme
Music hook James Bond Theme
1st introduced James Bond Theme
Oldest original recording owned On Her Majesty's Secret Service
Fav. movie soundtrack Dances with Wolves
Fav. love theme Somewhere in Time
Fav. Bond theme/score Moonraker/You Only Live Twice
Most challenging S/T  
Most unusual theme/ST King Rat
Other favourites Until September; Indecent Proposal (Suite); Goldfinger and many more!
Additional comments John Barry should definitely come back to score the Bond movies. David Arnold is decent, but nothing like John Barry.
1990
 
Name Alexandre, Joao
Year of birth 1981
Gender M
Nationality Portuguese
Place of residence Coimbra
"Hooked" since 1990
Music hook Until September
1st introduced Goldfinger
Oldest original recording owned Zulu (the first one)
Fav. movie soundtrack The Living Daylights
Fav. love theme "I'm Weak"
Fav. Bond theme/score The Living Daylights/ Moonraker
Most challenging S/T  
Most unusual theme/ST Eternal Echoes
Other favourites I'm afraid I can't decide that because I love them all.
Additional comments Since my youth, I LOVE, I really do, JB's music. Every day I listen to his music. The Living Daylights is my favorite, (thank you, Rykodisc!) but I also adore Moonraker; Body Heat; A View to a Kill; Raise the Titanic; and all the 007 albums. John Barry, you are the best!

 

1964
 
Name Alpan, Merih
Year of birth 1951
Gender M
Nationality Turkish/American
Place of residence U.S.
"Hooked" since 1964
Music hook Tamarind Seed
1st introduced From Russia With Love
Oldest original recording owned Americans (unfortunately never released on CD)
Fav. movie soundtrack ZULU
Fav. love theme Somewhere In Time
Fav. Bond theme/score From Russia w. Love & Living Daylights
Most challenging S/T The Whisperers
Most unusual theme/ST The Whisperers
Other favourites Americans is an excellent Jazzy John Barry composition yet like most of Mr. Barry's music it's not released on CD. Perhaps the music copyright laws were not what are today, in the '60s or 70's. It is a shame
Additional comments

I can not wait till I read: "John Barry has been commissioned to score for new Bond movie Casino Royale!"

(Wishful Thinking??)

 

1969
 
Name Álvares Cabral, Ney
Year of birth 1951
Gender M
Nationality Brazilian
Place of residence Florianópolis - Santa Catarina - Brazil
"Hooked" since 1969
Music hook Body Heat
1st introduced James Bond theme
Oldest original recording owned James Bond Theme
Fav. movie soundtrack Somewhere In Time
Fav. love theme Out Of Africa
Fav. Bond theme/score Dr. No
Most challenging S/T Body Heat
Most unusual theme/ST Body Heat
Other favourites Born Free; Everybody's Talking; You Only Live Twice"...
Additional comments I'd like this message reach John Barry, because it's very interesting:
I love watching films. So I see movies very frequently, since I was a boy. The musics always touched me more than the others. And everybody ever know I was the expert in movie music.
One day I saw King Kong and one of the songs, played by piano, atracted me. I got it in a cassete tape and listened hundreds of times. I couldn't know the reason. Then I watch Somewhere in time. I was puzzled. The song sent me to infinite. The same strange and strong thing happened again when I watched Body Heat and Somewhere in Time.
My wife already knows how I loved that songs. So, intending to give me a birthday gift, she went to the internet and looks for them. When I arrive home she told me a strange thing. The 4 songs I like most was of the same author: John Barry. I almost fainted.
That day on I am a John Barry fan. And now I know that a lot of songs I love, were from the same source.
One day I intend to meet him and hug him. I'll say thanks for putting his heart in the songs. This way we can know the deeper feelings inside our hearts and everybody can be a better person.

 

1946
 
Name Alistair
Year of birth 1946
Gender M
Nationality Scottish
Place of residence South Queensferry
"Hooked" since 1964
Music hook Bond soundtracks, firstly
1st introduced  
Oldest original recording owned Picture sleeve, Ember single of the John Barry (James Bond?) theme
Fav. movie soundtrack The Knack
Fav. love theme Out of Africa
Fav. Bond theme/score You Only Live Twice
Most challenging S/T Last Valley
Most unusual theme/ST The Whisperers
Other favourites The Wrong Box (would love a CD); Raise the Titanic; Passion Flower Hotel; Chaplin
Additional comments Making a vocation out of trying to collect all of John Barry's soundtrack recordings!

 

1962
 
Name brian alward
Year of birth 1949
Gender M
Nationality usa
Place of residence acton , massachusettes
"Hooked" since 1962
Music hook  
1st introduced  
Oldest original recording owned Born Free
Fav. movie soundtrack  
Fav. love theme  
Fav. Bond theme/score  
Most challenging S/T  
Most unusual theme/ST  
Other favourites  
Additional comments  



1990
 
Name Angelos
Age 19
Gender M
Nationality English
Place of residence Plymouth, England
"Hooked" since 1990
Music hook You Only Live Twice
1st introduced  
Oldest original recording owned  
Fav. movie soundtrack Thunderball; You Only Live Twice
Fav. love theme If There Was a Man
Fav. Bond theme/score Thunderball; You Only Live Twice
Most challenging S/T  
Most unusual theme/ST  
Other favourites On Her Majesty's Secret Service; Zulu; The Living Daylights; Raise the Titanic; Dances with Wolves
Additional comments John Barry should replace David Arnold. DA started off well with "TND" but then went all electronic. Bring back John Barry!

 

2002
 
Name Antonio, Juan
Year of birth 1989
Gender M
Nationality Mexican
Place of residence Monterrey,Mexico
"Hooked" since 2002
Music hook James Bond Theme
1st introduced The Best of Bond...James Bond(a song compilation)
Oldest original recording owned From Russia With Love
Fav. movie soundtrack The Living Daylights,Dances with wolves
Fav. love theme Indecental Proposal
Fav. Bond theme/score Two Socks-The Wolf Theme (?)
Most challenging S/T Midnight Cowboy
Most unusual theme/ST Howard The Duck
Other favourites Moonraker,You Only Live Twice,Frances,Raise the titanic, the lion in winter,Goldfinger,Indecental Proposal and OHMSS
Additional comments Thank you so much mr Barry, thank you for his compositions because his music inspired me from too much ways (excuse my poor english).

 

1985
 
Name Archer, Vincent
Year of birth 1962
Gender M
Nationality Mixed
Place of residence Los Angeles
"Hooked" since 1985
Music hook "Bond Lured to Pyramid"
1st introduced "Thunderball"
Oldest original recording owned "The Lion in Winter"
Fav. movie soundtrack "Dances With Wolves"
Fav. love theme "Candle Light" "I'm Weak" "Out of Africa"
Fav. Bond theme/score "Playing by Heart" & "Indecent Proposal" (ed. that's not Bond)
Most challenging S/T "The Deep" "Zulu" "The Dove"
Most unusual theme/ST "Star Crash"
Other favourites "My Life", "Game of Death", "Diamonds Are Forever","Frances", "High Road to China", "Body Heat", "Jagged Edge", "Cotton Club", "Beyondness of Things", "Night Games", "Scarlet Letter", "Living Daylights", "Black Hole", "The Specialist", "Born Free", "Peggy Sue Got Married", "From Russia With Love, " "View to a Kill", Octopussy"
Additional comments I would love to attend a concert where Barry's music is performed! Could someone please add me to a list? I love film music and JB is at the top of the list! Thank you Mr. Barry for music that fits so many moods in my daily life!! Your music is pleasant, it teaches me how good music is written, and you are a big part of my personal aspirations of composition and recording. Here's to you and to the beauty of music!!!

 

1970
 
Name Arlander, Lance
Year of birth 1947
Gender M
Nationality American
Place of residence Danvers, Massachusetts
"Hooked" since  
Music hook Somewhere in Time, Out of Africa,Chaplin
1st introduced Bond Movies
Oldest original recording owned Born Free
Fav. movie soundtrack Somewhere in Time
Fav. love theme The Old Woman
Fav. Bond theme/score Out of Africa (that's not Bond, ed.)
Most challenging S/T Indecent Proposal
Most unusual theme/ST Flying(Out of Africa)
Other favourites Dances with Wolves
Additional comments Where can I find the sheet music for The Old Woman? Would love to have all the songs for Somewhere in Time published like they did with OUt of Africa and Dances with Wolves.

 

1959
 
Name Luc Arys
Age 58
Gender M
Nationality Belgian
Place of residence Belgium
"Hooked" since 1959
Music hook JB instrumental music
1st introduced Beat Girl movie in 1960
Oldest original recording owned Beat Girl LP
Fav. movie soundtrack Dances with Wolves
Fav. love theme Until September
Fav. Bond theme/score On Her Majesty's Secret Sservice "Capsule in Space" from You Only Live Twice
Most challenging S/T The Lion in Winter
Most unusual theme/ST Jagged Edge
Other favourites Moviola; Somewhere in Time; Mary Queen of Scots; Out of Africa
Additional comments  



 

1999
 
Name Baker, Darren
Age 25
Gender M
Nationality Canadian
Place of residence Ontario, Canada
"Hooked" since 1999
Music hook On Her Majesty's Secret Service
1st introduced The Black Hole
Oldest original recording owned  
Fav. movie soundtrack You Only Live Twice
Fav. love theme You Only Live Twice
Fav. Bond theme/score You Only Live Twice
Most challenging S/T Dances with Wolves
Most unusual theme/ST Body Heat
Other favourites All of them
Additional comments  


 

19
 
Name Baldock, Andrew
Year of birth 1969
Gender M
Nationality USA (irish descent)
Place of residence Berkeley, CA
"Hooked" since 5? 6? First James Bond movie
Music hook I had a compass from Denys (Out of Africa)
1st introduced HBO marathon of James Bond movies when I was little
Oldest original recording owned Goldfinger - stupidly sold it
Fav. movie soundtrack Out of Africa
Fav. love theme Robin and Marrian - John bursts in
Fav. Bond theme/score Goldfinger
Most challenging S/T  
Most unusual theme/ST  
Other favourites Out of Africa, Dances with Wolves, and Robin and Marrian - those three movies would not be what they are wihout the jaw-droppingly beautiful scores by Mr Barry
Additional comments Thank you Mr Barry



 

1962
 
Name Anthony Barratt
Year of birth 1933
Gender Male
Nationality British
Place of residence Abingdon Oxfordshire, G.B.
"Hooked" since c 1962
Music hook String beat
1st introduced Walk Don't Run. Hit and Miss
Oldest original recording owned Walk Don't Run
Fav. movie soundtrack All the Bond Movies, Dancing with Wolves, A Matter of who
Fav. love theme Any
Fav. Bond theme/score Doctor No
Most challenging S/T  
Most unusual theme/ST The Ipcress File/ The Persuaders
Other favourites Every thing that John ever wrote. His music carried his signature. He was, to me, the greatest modern composer because he touched me with his compositions
Additional comments As a musician, I never found the sort of music that I could relate to until I heard Hit and Miss, Walk dont Run and other hits of his in the 60's. This was the sound that I really wanted to hear and from that start, I became an avid follower of his music, right up to the present day. He is to me the definitive artist filling my world with his music. I am really pissed off with his passing.

 

1964
 
Name Barry
Age 47
Gender M
Nationality  
Place of residence England
"Hooked" since 1964
Music hook Goldfinger, Bond film music
1st introduced Goldfinger, the movie
Oldest original recording owned From Russia With Love soundtrack
Fav. movie soundtrack The Lion in Winter
Fav. love theme Somewhere in Time
Fav. Bond theme/score On Her Majesty's Secret Service
Most challenging S/T The Lion in Winter
Most unusual theme/ST The Scarlet Letter
Other favourites Dances with Wolves Frances; Chaplin, Out of Africa; Living Daylights; Tamarind Seed; Across the Sea of Time and more
Additional comments  


 

19
 
Name Barry Fan
Age "Old enuf"
Gender M
Nationality American
Place of residence USA
"Hooked" since 1964
Music hook James Bond theme- Goldfinger score
1st introduced Goldfinger
Oldest original recording owned Too numerous to mention-mostly singles
Fav. movie soundtrack On Her Majesty's Secret Service; You Only Live Twice; Thunderball
Fav. love theme Somewhere in Time; Until September; We Have All the Time in the World
Fav. Bond theme/score You Only Live Twice; On Her Majesty's Secret Service
Most challenging S/T Mr. Kiss-Kiss, Bang Bang as Death of Fiona - excellent bit of film scoring
Most unusual theme/ST Lolita, My Love and the score for Jolly Bad Fellow
Other favourites The Lion in Winter; Persuaders theme; Man With the Golden Gun (piano jazz version); Walkabout; Midnight Cowboy theme; A View to a Kill (New Orleans jazz version); Where Has Every Body Gone?; Curiouser and Curiouser, and many more
Additional comments Nobody does it better

 

1964
 
Name batchelor, c.r.
Year of birth 1953
Gender M
Nationality english
Place of residence london
"Hooked" since 1964
Music hook somewhere in time
1st introduced zulu
Oldest original recording owned wrong box [u.s.]
Fav. movie soundtrack dances with wolves
Fav. love theme day of the locust
Fav. Bond theme/score o.h.m.s.s.
Most challenging S/T last valley
Most unusual theme/ST jagged edge
Other favourites wrong box,deadfall,lion in winter,midnight cowboy,mary queen of scots,robin&marian,body heat,frances&many many more!
Additional comments as a boy i used to long to see john in concert & thanks to a few years ago my dreams came true! now my wish is for john to come out of retirement so i can hear just one more time a magical score.
(N.B. we have never heard that JB has retired, gl and rr)

 

1987
 
Name Marcus, Becker
Year of birth 1973
Gender M
Nationality Australian
Place of residence Mawson Lakes, Australia
"Hooked" since 1987
Music hook The Living Daylights
1st introduced Somewhere In Time
Oldest original recording owned The Living Daylights Cassette
Fav. movie soundtrack Somewhere In Time
Fav. love theme If There Was A Man from The Living Daylights
Fav. Bond theme/score Born Free
Most challenging S/T Mercury Rising
Most unusual theme/ST The Specialist
Other favourites Raise the Titanic, The Specialist, Indecent Proposal (Suite of Themes), Playing By Heart, You Only Live Twice, Moviola, The Beyondness Of Things, Eternal Echoes
Additional comments Raise the Titanic was probably one of the first movies I ever watched as a child and I couldn't stop thinking about the score, I now have it on CD. I also like every James Bond soundtrack by John Barry. Body Heat is excellent as well. I am looking forward to obtaining more John Barry soundtracks in the future.

 

1969
 
Name Ray Bennett
Age 48
Gender M
Nationality Australian
Place of residence Miners Rest (near Ballarat, Victoria)
"Hooked" since 1969
Music hook Bond movies
1st introduced Goldfinger
Oldest original recording owned Beat Girl (vinyl)
Fav. movie soundtrack The Last Valley
Fav. love theme Who Will Buy My Yesterdays (On Her Majesty's Secret Service)
Fav. Bond theme/score Oh Her Majesty's Secret Service (main theme)
Most challenging S/T The Last Valley
Most unusual theme/ST Eternal Echoes
Other favourites The Lion in Winter; The Knack; Monte Walsh; The Gathering; Billy; The Beyondness of Things
Additional comments  

 

1974
 
Name Benneworth, David
Year of birth 1964
Gender M
Nationality British
Place of residence Portsmouth
"Hooked" since 1974
Music hook 1st time I saw 'Diamonds are forever'
1st introduced See above
Oldest original recording owned No original releases- plenty of re-release cd's.
Fav. movie soundtrack Zulu
Fav. love theme You only live twice
Fav. Bond theme/score Diamonds are forever
Most challenging S/T  
Most unusual theme/ST  
Other favourites The persuaders, the Ipcress file, Space march & James Bond- astronaut (from You only live twice), 007 and counting (Diamonds are forever), Night walk in Berlin (Quiller memorandum), Into Miami & Dawn raid on Fort Knox (Goldfinger), un untitled and unreleased short piece from 'You only live twice' where Bond's body is buried at sea, and rescued by divers from the seabed.
Additional comments The finest 'Big picture' composer ever. Never has music added so much to a films' atmosphere and mood. And of course, Bond has never been the same since John Barry bowed out...


 

1965
 
Name Binns, Edward Hussey
Year of birth 1951
Gender M
Nationality USA
Place of residence Richmond, Virginia
"Hooked" since 1965
Music hook Introduction to Goldfinger
1st introduced April, 1965
Oldest original recording owned Ready When You Are, JB
Fav. movie soundtrack You Only Live Twice
Fav. love theme "Im Weak" from Body Heat
Fav. Bond theme/score "Mountains and Sunsets" from You Only Live Twice
Most challenging S/T Walkabout
Most unusual theme/ST Guitar Concerto from Deadfall
Other favourites Virtually every cut in From Russia with Love; Dances With Wolves closing credits; Somewhere in Time; Chaplin closing credits; "Cotton Club" melancholy remake in Moviola; "Born Free" remake in Moviola; "Alpine Drive" from Goldfinger; "James Bond Theme" as played in Ready When You Are JB and re-released with "Film Music of John Barry; "Chapeau Gratis" and "Better Get Him" from Body Heat; Howard the Duck has one or two good cuts (1); "Did You Call Me?" from The Specialist.
Additional comments Rachmaninoff, Gershwin and Rodrigo were the best 20th century composers. Barry composed tributes to all of them: Somewhere in Time (Rachmaninoff; The Cotton Club (Gershwin); and the Deadfall guitar concerto (Rodrigo). JB's exposition on themes of danger (upside-down, boogie-woogie for the full orchestra!), sexuality & dignity are the defining pieces for those qualities. "The James Bond Theme" was the most influential instrumental composition of the 20th century, an influence on everything that followed -- perhaps the salvation of orchestral composition for 4 decades? As a composer, JB's weakest area simply has to be the composition of melody (this is no Harry Warren, no Hoagy Carmichael). But his intensity as a conductor and brilliance as an arranger more than compensate -- his own baton is required to carry his messages' trademark imagery.



 

 

1967
 
Name Blount, Howard
Year of birth 1962
Gender M
Nationality British
Place of residence Merseyside
"Hooked" since YOLT
Music hook Goldfinger
1st introduced 25th Anniversary of James Bond 2Lp
Oldest original recording owned None
Fav. movie soundtrack The Ipcress File / The Specialist
Fav. love theme Somewhere in Time
Fav. Bond theme/score Mr Wint & Mr Kidd & Diamonds OST
Most challenging S/T None
Most unusual theme/ST  
Other favourites The Extended Bond theme on the 'Best of' CDs, The Girl with the Sun in her hair, Thunderball (Instrumental) 007, The Persuaders Theme, Lion in Winter, the list is endless
Additional comments I love the deep boom sound with all John Barrys music, two of my favourite recent tracks are: 2. Bogota 1984 & 11. - Bomb for Tomas from the Specialist! I also love the Violins in the Mr Wint & Kidd track, I can see the Helicopter in my mind! Thank You! John Barry, for these bonus tracks!

 

1970
 
Name Boivin, Daniel
Year of birth 1955
Gender M
Nationality Canadian
Place of residence Quebec City
"Hooked" since 1970
Music hook You Only Live Twice
1st introduced James Bond
Oldest original recording owned Born Free
Fav. movie soundtrack On Her Majesty's Secret Service
Fav. love theme Out of Africa
Fav. Bond theme/score Masquerade
Most challenging S/T  
Most unusual theme/ST Black Hole
Other favourites Hammet, Chaplin, Until September, The Specialist, Across the Sea of Time, Scarlet Letter
Additional comments He is the master and there is very few who can match his genius. Yes he should be a natural to any James Bond's movie. David Arnold is good but use Barry's genius to upgrade his work

 

1977
 
Name Bradley, Desmond
Year of birth 1963
Gender M
Nationality English
Place of residence St. Albans, England
"Hooked" since 1977
Music hook  
1st introduced  
Oldest original recording owned King Kong
Fav. movie soundtrack Deadfall
Fav. love theme Out of Africa
Fav. Bond theme/score On Her Majesty's Secret Service
Most challenging S/T Séance on a Wet Afternoon
Most unusual theme/ST "My Love Has Two Faces" from Deadfall
Other favourites Moonraker; Raise the Titanic
Additional comments What can I say? The man is a genius. When will we see him perform live in the UK?

 

1972
 
Name Gareth Bramley
Age 43
Gender M
Nationality English/Welsh
Place of residence England
"Hooked" since 1972
Music hook The Persuaders instrumentation
1st introduced The Persuaders on t.v.
Oldest original recording owned Zip Zip single
Fav. movie soundtrack High Road to China
Fav. love theme Barbra's Theme
Fav. Bond theme/score On Her Majesty's Secret Service
Most challenging S/T Petulia
Most unusual theme/ST Boom!
Other favourites Barry's entire output
Additional comments  

 

19
 
Name Bramsen, Amy D.
Year of birth 1973
Gender F
Nationality Caucasian
Place of residence Montana
"Hooked" since recently
Music hook legend of the lone ranger
1st introduced music search
Oldest original recording owned star wars (non Barry)
Fav. movie soundtrack legend of the lone ranger
Fav. love theme somewhere in time
Fav. Bond theme/score  
Most challenging S/T  
Most unusual theme/ST  
Other favourites  
Additional comments  


 

1978
 
Name Sebastian Bremer
Age 37
Gender M
Nationality German
Place of residence Wolfenbuttel (near Hanover)
"Hooked" since 1978
Music hook Sountrack from Goldfinger
1st introduced Saw old Bond films in 1978 bought Soundtracks same yr.
Oldest original recording owned 10th Bond Anniversary
Fav. movie soundtrack Moonraker
Fav. love theme We Have All the Time in the World
Fav. Bond theme/score 007; Snow Job; On Her Majesty's Secret Service; Theme from Living Daylights The Whisperers
Most challenging S/T Dances with Wolves
Most unusual theme/ST The Whisperers
Other favourites The Specialist; Tamarind Seed; On Her Majesty's Secret Service; Cry the Beloved Country; Living Daylights
Additional comments A return of Barry to James Bond, I will never give up hope.

 

1969
 
Name Gary Bricklebank
Year of birth 1959
Gender Male
Nationality British
Place of residence London
"Hooked" since 1969
Music hook On Her Majesty's Secret Service
1st introduced On Her Majesty's Secret Service
Oldest original recording owned On Her Majesty's Secret Service
Fav. movie soundtrack On Her Majesty's Secret Service
Fav. love theme We Have All the Time in the World
Fav. Bond theme/score On Her Majesty's Secret Service
Most challenging S/T The Lion in Winter
Most unusual theme/ST Game of Death
Other favourites The IPCRESS File, The Quiller Memorandum, Deadfall, Walkabout, Dances with Wolves, Peggy Sue Got Married, The Chase, Beat Girl, The Knack, Hammett, Thunderball, Goldfinger, You Only Live Twice, Moonraker, Diamonds are Forever, The Living Daylights, Raise the Titanic, & many more.
Additional comments I've had the great pleasure of attending 3 JB concerts and was lucky enough to chat with him briefly.

 

1960s
 
Name Buik, Iain
Year of birth 1957
Gender M
Nationality British
Place of residence Dundee Scotland
"Hooked" since Very early '60's
Music hook Film & TV
1st introduced Radio,and TV shows of childhood
Oldest original recording owned 45rpm The Human Jungle/Onward Christian Spacemen
Fav. movie soundtrack Alice in Wonderland but many others as well
Fav. love theme We have all the time in the world
Fav. Bond theme/score You only live twice
Most challenging S/T The Whispers
Most unusual theme/ST Seance on a Wednesday Afternoon
Other favourites Americans, Zulu. Dances with Wolves. The Wrong Box. Ipcress File. Walkabout. Mary Queen of Scots, Romance for guitar and orchestra and many others
Additional comments I visited York last October, and had a look at the old Cinemas that he was intimate with. Perhaps a JB Trail with appropriate info for the uninitiated into his works.

 

1973
 
Name Burroughs, Brian
Year of birth 1962
Gender M
Nationality British
Place of residence Reno, Nevada-USA
"Hooked" since 1973
Music hook The James Bond 10th Anniversary album
1st introduced 1973, whilst seeing "Goldfinger" re-released on a double-bill with The Blue Max - Kent, UK
Oldest original recording owned Beat Girl
Fav. movie soundtrack Until September/Dances with Wolves
Fav. love theme Until September
Fav. Bond theme/score On Her Majesty's Secret Service
Most challenging S/T Deadfall (composing only from script to a certain time-frame & seeing no "footage" to compose from!
Most unusual theme/ST Boom!
Other favourites All of JB's albums are excellent, even "Howard the Duck," which is far superior to the film itself. His early "pre-film" stuff is just as brilliant as his cinematic classics and it's easier for me to say that I enjoy his "lest-than-best" stuff as well, which would be something like "The Whisperers" or "The Legend of the Lone Ranger."
Additional comments I'm just grateful that I have most of his albums which have been released and have been honored to meet him for a fleeting few seconds to say "Thank You" for the pleasure his music has given me. The Royal Albert Hall "gig" in 1998 was just the best and a bonus to see him again in 1999 was the "icing on the cake!"

 

19
 
Name Burgess, Haylee
Age 38
Gender F
Nationality Cuban
Place of residence Morland, Georgia, USA
"Hooked" since Somewhere in Time; Dances with Wolves
Music hook Violin Solo from Somewhere in Time; also Dances with Wolves
1st introduced  
Oldest original recording owned  
Fav. movie soundtrack "TIE"/Somewhere in Time; Dances with Wolves
Fav. love theme Somewhere in Time
Fav. Bond theme/score All of them!!
Most challenging S/T  
Most unusual theme/ST  
Other favourites  
Additional comments  

 

1972
 
Name Butterworth, David N.
Year of birth 1961
Gender M
Nationality British
Place of residence Merchantville, New Jersey, USA
"Hooked" since 1972
Music hook Theme from "The Persuaders"
1st introduced "The Girl With the Sun in Her Hair" (without realizing it!)
Oldest original recording owned "Zip Zip" 7" 45rpm.
Fav. movie soundtrack "The Lion in Winter," "Walkabout," "Boom!"
Fav. love theme "The Scarlet Letter"
Fav. Bond theme/score "Lolita" (from "Play it Again")
Most challenging S/T "The White Buffalo"
Most unusual theme/ST "Bells" aka "Murder By Phone"
Other favourites Too many to mention.
Additional comments Makes me cry!

 

19
 
Name Cabot, Eric
Year of birth 1961
Gender M
Nationality French
Place of residence Brioude, France
"Hooked" since When I was young!
Music hook The Persuaders
1st introduced  
Oldest original recording owned  
Fav. movie soundtrack Dances with Wolves
Fav. love theme The Persuaders
Fav. Bond theme/score From Russia With Love
Most challenging S/T  
Most unusual theme/ST  
Other favourites  
Additional comments I have two soundtrack albums, the last I bought is the 40th anniversary, 4cds in a nice blue box!

 

1964
 
Name Caffrey, Norm
Year of birth 1954
Gender M
Nationality American
Place of residence Syracuse, N.Y.
"Hooked" since 1964
Music hook Soundtrack from Goldfinger
1st introduced Local movie theater
Oldest original recording owned Goldfinger soundtrack
Fav. movie soundtrack Dances with Wolves
Fav. love theme Somewhere in Time
Fav. Bond theme/score How do you make this kind of choice?
Most challenging S/T  
Most unusual theme/ST  
Other favourites Body Heat; Out of Africa; Somewhere in Time; Dances with Wolves; virtually all James Bond scores performed by John Barry (would Connery have done as well as Bond w/o JB? I think not)
Additional comments John Barry's music touches your heart like no other. His movie soundtracks breathe life and real emotion into whatever you're watching. His music alone can make an average movie excellent. It is no wonder that this gifted man has won the numerous awards that he has. JB's music will forever be my favorite (don't you just love this guy?) Thank you, John Barry!!!!

 

1986
 
Name Luigi Caldarone
Age 55
Gender M
Nationality  
Place of residence Italy
"Hooked" since 1986
Music hook Out of Africa
1st introduced Out of Africa, the movie
Oldest original recording owned Out of Africa
Fav. movie soundtrack Out of Africa
Fav. love theme Frances
Fav. Bond theme/score We Have All the Time in the World If There Was a Man
Most challenging S/T Jagged Edge
Most unusual theme/ST Billy; Robin and Marian; Dances with Wolves; Living Daylights; Somewhere in Time, and more
Other favourites  
Additional comments  

 

1959
 
Name Calnan, Keith
Year of birth 1946
Gender M
Nationality English
Place of residence Greenwich, London
"Hooked" since 1959
Music hook Hit and Miss
1st introduced JB backing Adam Faith
Oldest original recording owned Long John
Fav. movie soundtrack Chaplin
Fav. love theme Frances
Fav. Bond theme/score Living Daylights
Most challenging S/T White Buffalo
Most unusual theme/ST Dutchman
Other favourites All are favourites, except perhaps The White Buffalo and My Sister's Keeper
Additional comments As many live performances as he can manage and perhaps one more album,'The Seasons'

 

1960
 
Name Alan Carey
Year of birth 1947
Gender Male
Nationality English
Place of residence Ickenham Uxbridge
"Hooked" since 1960
Music hook Born Free
1st introduced James Bond Theme
Oldest original recording owned Goldfinger
Fav. movie soundtrack O.H.M.S.S
Fav. love theme We have all the time in the world
Fav. Bond theme/score O.H.M.S.S
Most challenging S/T Lion in Winter
Most unusual theme/ST King Rat
Other favourites Hanover Street, Raise the Titanic, The Deep
Additional comments I think he is the best film composer ever.

 

1980s
 
Name Carter, Doug
Year of birth 1973
Gender M
Nationality American
Place of residence Tennessee
"Hooked" since Mid-1980's
Music hook Somewhere in Time
1st introduced Octopussy
Oldest original recording owned Not sure
Fav. movie soundtrack Somewhere in Time
Fav. love theme So hard to decide
Fav. Bond theme/score Octopussy
Most challenging S/T  
Most unusual theme/ST  
Other favourites I love The Beyondness of Things
Additional comments I first heard JB's brilliance in Octopussy. I had no idea who he was, nor did I know why I connected to that music in such a way. I actually made a trip to a record store just to buy the Rita Coolidge 45 of "All Time High." Years later, I became interested in film scoring. At the time, the score to Somewhere in Time had my full attention. It wasn't until a little later that I realized JB's touch was what had me drawn to the Octopussy music so many years before. I can honestly say that John Barry single-handedly birthed an interest in film scoring for me. It is what I hope to ultimately do. Thanks for this website.

 

1985
 
Name Catlin, Adam
Age 26
Gender M
Nationality American
Place of residence Wichita, Kansas
"Hooked" since 1985
Music hook A View to a Kill
1st introduced James Bond films
Oldest original recording owned Dr. No
Fav. movie soundtrack Dances with Wolves
Fav. love theme Dances with Wolves
Fav. Bond theme/score On Her Majesty's Secret Service
Most challenging S/T The Chase
Most unusual theme/ST The Ipcress File
Other favourites Across the Sea of Time
Additional comments  

 

1964
 
Name Robin Caulderwood
Age 52
Gender M
Nationality Canadian
Place of residence Canada
"Hooked" since 1964
Music hook Goldfinger, "007 Steal the Lecktor" from From Russsia with Love
1st introduced Goldfinger
Oldest original recording owned Zulu; Beat Girl; Dr. No
Fav. movie soundtrack Robin and Marian; Dances with Wolves; Living Daylights
Fav. love theme We Have All the Time in the World
Fav. Bond theme/score Goldfinger "007 Steal the Lecktor"
Most challenging S/T Black Hole; Last Vallely
Most unusual theme/ST Jagged Edge
Other favourites Too many to mention…
Additional comments  

 

1979
 
Name paul challoner
Year of birth 1964
Gender M
Nationality uk
Place of residence somerset
"Hooked" since 1979
Music hook flight into space/ moonraker
1st introduced moonraker
Oldest original recording owned beat girl
Fav. movie soundtrack the deep
Fav. love theme scarlet letter
Fav. Bond theme/score ohmss
Most challenging S/T hearts of fire
Most unusual theme/ST party's over
Other favourites howard the duck, living daylights, king kong , body heat,day of locust, playing by heart, svengali, lion in winter, deadfall
Additional comments went to watch moonraker when i was a kid and barrys score blew me away.i then made it a mission to collect his back catalogue of scores. barrys music has touched my soul and still does. barry rocks...

 

1987
 
Name Channell, Shawn
Year of birth 1970
Gender M
Nationality American
Place of residence Minnesota, United States
"Hooked" since 1987
Music hook The Living Daylights
1st introduced The Living Daylights
Oldest original recording owned Born Free
Fav. movie soundtrack The Living Daylights
Fav. love theme To Love and Be Loved
Fav. Bond theme/score The Living Daylights
Most challenging S/T The Whisperers
Most unusual theme/ST Alice's Adventures in Wonderland
Other favourites Swept From the Sea, The Beyondness of Things, Eternal Echoes, The Scarlet Letter, King Kong, Somewhere in Time, Dances With Wolves, View to a Kill
Additional comments  


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1970
 
Name Danny Cheveaux
Age 42
Gender M
Nationality  
Place of residence United Kingdom
"Hooked" since 1970
Music hook Down Deep Inside - 1977
1st introduced The Persuaders
Oldest original recording owned Beat Girl (album); Snap n Whistle (single)
Fav. movie soundtrack King Kong
Fav. love theme Somewhere in Time
Fav. Bond theme/score On Her Majesty's Secret Service
Most challenging S/T The Lion in Winter
Most unusual theme/ST Jagged Edge
Other favourites  
Additional comments  

 

1966
 
Name childs, john
Year of birth 1947
Gender M
Nationality british
Place of residence stockport
"Hooked" since 1966
Music hook born free
1st introduced hit and miss
Oldest original recording owned born free
Fav. movie soundtrack dances with wolves
Fav. love theme somewhere in time
Fav. Bond theme/score on her majesty's secret service
Most challenging S/T night games
Most unusual theme/ST game of death
Other favourites out of africa, high road to china, the wrong box,the lion in winter, robin and marian,chaplin, the beyondness of things octopussy the knack the chase the ipcress file the quiller memorandum
Additional comments  

 

1997
 
Name Choi, Mark
Year of birth 1977
Gender M
Nationality United States
Place of residence San Diego, CA
"Hooked" since 1997
Music hook Journey to Fort Sedgewick
1st introduced  
Oldest original recording owned  
Fav. movie soundtrack Dances With Wolves
Fav. love theme  
Fav. Bond theme/score  
Most challenging S/T  
Most unusual theme/ST  
Other favourites  
Additional comments  

 

1983
 
Name Christian
Year of birth 1970
Gender M
Nationality Swiss
Place of residence Liebefeld
"Hooked" since 1983
Music hook The Man With The Golden Gun
1st introduced The Man With The Golden Gun
Oldest original recording owned Dr. No (LP, Germany)
Fav. movie soundtrack On Her Majesty's Secret Service
Fav. love theme On Her Majesty's Secret Service
Fav. Bond theme/score On Her Majesty's Secret Service
Most challenging S/T The Lion In Winter
Most unusual theme/ST Diamonds Are Forever
Other favourites Monte Walsh, Goldfinger, You Only Live Twice, Deadfall, The Ipcress File, The Knack...And How To Get It, Playing By Heart
Additional comments I'm a Barry completist, but my collection is far from complete.

 

1965
 
Name Churton, Tobias
Age 43
Gender M
Nationality English
Place of residence Lichfield, England
"Hooked" since 1965
Music hook Born Free
1st introduced By my mother
Oldest original recording owned Dr. No (1962); From Russia With Love (1963)
Fav. movie soundtrack The Lion in Winter
Fav. love theme We Have All the Time in the World
Fav. Bond theme/score On Her Majesty's Secret Service
Most challenging S/T Petulia
Most unusual theme/ST Petulia
Other favourites The Last Valley; The Appointment; Midnight Cowboy; Alice's Adventures in Wonderland; Americans; The Glass Menagerie; Ready When You Are, JB; Mary, Queen of Scots
Additional comments To me, John Barry is a kind of musical "gnostic," whose sensibility to the theme of loss encompasses a profound spirituality that is universal; a unique fusion of spirit and emotion. His music is simply astonishing--one of the greatest composers of all time.

 

19
 
Name C., Anthony
Year of birth 1960
Gender M
Nationality British
Place of residence Norway
"Hooked" since 1966
Music hook Goldfinger OST
1st introduced 1966 (aged 6)
Oldest original recording owned From Russia with Love (OST) - mono
Fav. movie soundtrack The Ipcress File
Fav. love theme Death of Alki (You Only Live Twice); The Girl With the Sun in Her Hair
Fav. Bond theme/score On Her Majesty's Secret Service; The Living Daylights
Most challenging S/T The Lion in Winter
Most unusual theme/ST The Whisperers
Other favourites Where does one begin? Can't think of any tracks that were not favorites at one time or another (including Man With the Golden Gun)
Additional comments Looking forward to Brighton Rock Let's hope the project comes to fruition.

 

19
 
Name Harry kerr Chamberlain
Year of birth 1944
Gender Male
Nationality British
Place of residence Livingston, West Lothian
"Hooked" since Dot
Music hook Juke Box Jury
1st introduced Can't Remember
Oldest original recording owned  
Fav. movie soundtrack Dances With Wolves
Fav. love theme  
Fav. Bond theme/score  
Most challenging S/T  
Most unusual theme/ST  
Other favourites  
Additional comments  

 

1998
 
Name Clare, Richard
Year of birth 1964
Gender M
Nationality British
Place of residence Delph, England
"Hooked" since 1998
Music hook  
1st introduced  
Oldest original recording owned  
Fav. movie soundtrack  
Fav. love theme  
Fav. Bond theme/score  
Most challenging S/T  
Most unusual theme/ST  
Other favourites  
Additional comments I am a landscape painter who paints semi-abstract landscapes from sketches and memory while listening to music. I listen to a lot of John Barry's music while painting. I am trying to make contact with John, who might be interested in seeing how his music compositions effect my painting compositions. Does anyone know if he has an agent where I can send some images?

 

1966
 
Name Clark, Anthony
Year of birth 1960
Gender M
Nationality British
Place of residence Norway
"Hooked" since 1966
Music hook Goldfinger Soundtrack
1st introduced Film
Oldest original recording owned Beat Girl
Fav. movie soundtrack OHMSS
Fav. love theme We Have All the Time in the World
Fav. Bond theme/score  
Most challenging S/T The Lion in Winter
Most unusual theme/ST The Ipcress File
Other favourites  
Additional comments  

 

19
 
Name Clarke, Lee
Year of birth 1966
Gender M
Nationality British
Place of residence Rotherham, Yorkshire
"Hooked" since As far back as I can remember
Music hook Anything Barry
1st introduced  
Oldest original recording owned Best of John Barry LP
Fav. movie soundtrack The Lion in Winter
Fav. love theme Somewhere in Time
Fav. Bond theme/score Goldfinger
Most challenging S/T  
Most unusual theme/ST The Adventurer
Other favourites If it's John Barry, I like it!
Additional comments There should be more sites like this one that recognize true talent. I hope to see Barry in concert one day!

 

1965
 
Name Clement, Thomas
Age 47
Gender M
Nationality American
Place of residence West Hills, California
"Hooked" since 1965
Music hook Those John Barry melodies
1st introduced Zulu on T.V; Thunderball in theater
Oldest original recording owned On Her Majesty's Secret Service
Fav. movie soundtrack The Lion in Winter
Fav. love theme The More Things Change
Fav. Bond theme/score Diamonds Are Forever
Most challenging S/T The Whisperers (I cry everytime!)
Most unusual theme/ST Dutchman; The Chase theme
Other favourites Last Valley; Swept from the Sea; Petulia; King Kong; Mary, Queen of Scots; Walkabout; Body Heat; themes from The Glass Menagerie; Cry, the Beloved Country
Additional comments I had the good fortune of working on the USA James Bond Tenth Anniversary album and was able to speak with JB (our names appear on the same line on the back cover!) I was just a kid and it was a great experience-- I'll never forget it. Also, I don't feel badly now to find that my suggestion to "play around" with the track to "Journey to Blofeld's Hideway" was not unique (c.f., latest OHMSS recording).

 

1974
 
Name Comiskey, Mark
Year of birth 1968
Gender M
Nationality English
Place of residence Thornton Cleveleys
"Hooked" since 1974
Music hook classic/big
1st introduced Bond
Oldest original recording owned Dr No
Fav. movie soundtrack Bond/Out of africa/Meet joe black
Fav. love theme We have all the time in the world.
Fav. Bond theme/score Out of africa
Most challenging S/T Ipcress?
Most unusual theme/ST ?
Other favourites all
Additional comments I have been through a lot in my life but who hasn't. His music & genious has lifted me & i am sure millions more through dark times. In general he has made the masses of followers whos hearts are in the right place feel better about themselves. No one can replace the legend that is JOHN BARRY.

 

19
 
Name Compton, Christopher
Age 58
Gender M
Nationality British
Place of residence United Kingdom
"Hooked" since "What Do You Want?" A. Faith
Music hook Beat Girl
1st introduced  
Oldest original recording owned Beat Girl; Stringbeat
Fav. movie soundtrack Body Heat
Fav. love theme Frances
Fav. Bond theme/score On Her Majesty's Secret Service
Most challenging S/T  
Most unusual theme/ST Boom!
Other favourites All of them, really
Additional comments Hooked from the very start!

 

1970
 
Name Connolly, Ray
Year of birth 1970
Gender M
Nationality Irish
Place of residence Ireland
"Hooked" since About 1981
Music hook Any of those distinctly Barry musical twists
1st introduced When Irish TV played all of the Bond films in sequence
Oldest original recording owned The Knack (American release)
Fav. movie soundtrack The Lion in Winter or Last Valley
Fav. love theme Somewhere in Time
Fav. Bond theme/score Diamonds are Forever (extended CD)
Most challenging S/T Jagged Edge
Most unusual theme/ST The Black Hole
Other favourites Born Free; Mary, Queen of Scots; Raise the Titanic; Walkabout; Monte Walsh; Midnight Cowboy; Chaplin; Across the Sea of Time; Out of Africa; Cry, the Beloved Country; On Her Majesty's Secret Service; You Only Live Twice; Moonraker; Thunderball; Goldfinger; The Living Daylights -- I could go on all day!
Additional comments Had the pleasure of meeting JB at the Albert Hall, personal dream fulfilled! The man and his music seem to touch people in a certain way, draw them in and make them life-long advocates. Here's to many more years of musical bliss and best of luck with "Brighton Rock."

 

1980
 
Name Cousins, Adam
Age 30
Gender M
Nationality English
Place of residence Reading, England
"Hooked" since 1980
Music hook Bond! The Black Hole
1st introduced Moonraker at the cinema
Oldest original recording owned Thunderball
Fav. movie soundtrack The Last Valley
Fav. love theme We Have All the Time in the World
Fav. Bond theme/score On Her Majesty's Secret Service
Most challenging S/T  
Most unusual theme/ST 007 Theme -- it works, but why?
Other favourites The Lion in Winter; Raise the Titanic; Chaplin; You Only Live Twice; Until September; Body Heat, etc.
Additional comments The most recognizable and easily the most influential film composer of any time.

 

1980
 
Name Cousins, Adam
Age 30
Gender M
Nationality English
Place of residence Reading, England
"Hooked" since 1980
Music hook Bond! The Black Hole
1st introduced Moonraker at the cinema
Oldest original recording owned Thunderball
Fav. movie soundtrack The Last Valley
Fav. love theme We Have All the Time in the World
Fav. Bond theme/score On Her Majesty's Secret Service
Most challenging S/T  
Most unusual theme/ST 007 Theme -- it works, but why?
Other favourites The Lion in Winter; Raise the Titanic; Chaplin; You Only Live Twice; Until September; Body Heat, etc.
Additional comments The most recognizable and easily the most influential film composer of any time.

 

1975
 
Name Cowell, Jeremy
Year of birth 1965
Gender M
Nationality British
Place of residence Lincoln
"Hooked" since 1975
Music hook All of it. Especially: the deep, chaplin, midnight cowboy
1st introduced James Bond
Oldest original recording owned Zulu
Fav. movie soundtrack The deep
Fav. love theme The deep
Fav. Bond theme/score Moonraker
Most challenging S/T Bruce Lee Movie
Most unusual theme/ST The mirror has two faces
Other favourites  
Additional comments Simply My Hero - any news of concerts new releases etc I would be sooo happy!

 

1976
 
Name Cowdry, Adrian
Year of birth 1964
Gender M
Nationality English
Place of residence England
"Hooked" since 1976
Music hook James Bond
1st introduced James Bond 10th Anniversary double album
Oldest original recording owned Dr.No and The Bees Knees
Fav. movie soundtrack On Her Majesty's Secret Service special edition
Fav. love theme We Have all the Time in the World
Fav. Bond theme/score On Her Majesty's Secret Service
Most challenging S/T The Living Daylights
Most unusual theme/ST Persuaders
Other favourites All Bond, Deep, Dances with Wolves,Midnight Cowboy, Out of Africa and on and on and on.
Additional comments Living Daylights was wrong in my opinion as it needed a tough guitar based Bond theme as opposed to the light strings of Roger Moore's Bond theme assigned with The Man with the Golden Gun.

 

1985
 
Name cowie, stephen
Year of birth 1974
Gender M
Nationality scottish
Place of residence alloa
"Hooked" since 1985ish
Music hook the early james bond movies
1st introduced moonraker/the black hole
Oldest original recording owned you only live twice
Fav. movie soundtrack dances with wolves/you only live twice(expanded)
Fav. love theme love theme from dances with wolves
Fav. Bond theme/score you only live twice/little nellie 007 theme
Most challenging S/T the black hole
Most unusual theme/ST the black hole
Other favourites zulu,out of africa,the beyondness of things,the living daylights,the specialist,raise the titanic.
Additional comments john barry has the most distinctive and recognisable sound in film composing,with brash action cues and tender love themes his music is always a joy to listen to.

 

1979
 
Name James Culbertson
Age 35
Gender M
Nationality American
Place of residence Osaka, Japan
"Hooked" since 1979
Music hook Moonraker soundtrack
1st introduced Saw Moonraker, bought soundtrack
Oldest original recording owned Born Free, perhaps
Fav. movie soundtrack Somewhere in Time
Fav. love theme Out of Africa
Fav. Bond theme/score Parts of From Russia with Love
Most challenging S/T  
Most unusual theme/ST Black Hole
Other favourites Raise the Titanic; Body Heat; Dances with Wolves; Across the Sea of Time
Additional comments Was glad to find a group that liked him as much as I.

 

1990
 
Name Dana
Year of birth 1971
Gender F
Nationality English
Place of residence London
"Hooked" since 1990
Music hook Somewhere in Time theme tune
1st introduced Somewhere in Time theme tune
Oldest original recording owned Somewhere in Time theme tune + Out of Africa
Fav. movie soundtrack  
Fav. love theme  
Fav. Bond theme/score  
Most challenging S/T  
Most unusual theme/ST  
Other favourites  
Additional comments I'd really like to see John Barry in concert in London or find out if any orchestras (Royal Philharmonic for example) are performing any of his music in London this year [2005]. I would be very grateful if you could let me know. Thanks. [I have - webmaster]

 

1972
 
Name darby, john
Year of birth 1964
Gender M
Nationality british
Place of residence caste acre
"Hooked" since 1972
Music hook deadfall
1st introduced ember and cbs stuff
Oldest original recording owned jb7 78 zip zip
Fav. movie soundtrack body heat
Fav. love theme somewhere in time
Fav. Bond theme/score living daylights
Most challenging S/T golden seal
Most unusual theme/ST game of death
Other favourites you only live twice, ohmss, lion in winter, ipcress file, tamarind seed, mister moses, the specialist
Additional comments  

 

1971
 
Name Dave
Year of birth 1955
Gender M
Nationality English
Place of residence Nottinghamshire
"Hooked" since 1971
Music hook Diamonds are Forever
1st introduced Born Free, Zulu, You Only Live Twice (at school)
Oldest original recording owned Beat Girl
Fav. movie soundtrack Walkabout; Lion in Winter; Knack; Midnight Cowboy
Fav. love theme The good times are comin' - Monte Walsh
Fav. Bond theme/score Diamonds are Forever & OHMSS
Most challenging S/T Jagged Edge
Most unusual theme/ST Bells
Other favourites All of them! Favourites change on a daily basis!
Additional comments Absence of something new is painful

 

1996
 
Name David
Year of birth 1967
Gender M
Nationality French
Place of residence Milano, Italy
"Hooked" since 1996 when I bought "Music From The Films Of Audrey Hepburn"
Music hook Robin And Marian
1st introduced Watching Richard Lester's Robin And Marian
Oldest original recording owned  
Fav. movie soundtrack Robin And Marian
Fav. love theme We Have All The Time In The World
Fav. Bond theme/score On Her Majesty's Secret Service
Most challenging S/T Body Heat
Most unusual theme/ST Last Valley
Other favourites  
Additional comments  

 

1967
 
Name Dawson, Bob
Year of birth 1953
Gender M
Nationality USA
Place of residence New York
"Hooked" since 1967
Music hook Fun City -- Midnight
1st introduced Approx. 1968
Oldest original recording owned See "Additional Comments"
Fav. movie soundtrack  
Fav. love theme  
Fav. Bond theme/score  
Most challenging S/T  
Most unusual theme/ST  
Other favourites  
Additional comments Could you tell me who the quartet was on the "Fun City" cut? Who played bass, drums, piano and trumpet. Was Mr. Barry playing trumpet? Thanks.

 

1979
 
Name Deage, Nicolas
Year of birth 1969
Gender M
Nationality Swiss
Place of residence Geneva
"Hooked" since 1979
Music hook The Black Hole
1st introduced The Black Hole
Oldest original recording owned From Russia With Love
Fav. movie soundtrack The Black Hole
Fav. love theme Unitl September
Fav. Bond theme/score Goldfinger
Most challenging S/T Night Game
Most unusual theme/ST Golden Child
Other favourites Dance with the Wolves, The Specialist, Starcrash, king Kong, Robin and Marian.
Additional comments  

 

1989
 
Name DeSentis, John
Year of birth 1984
Gender M
Nationality United States
Place of residence Long Island (Not far from the man himself).
"Hooked" since Since I saw King Kong, probably around 1989.
Music hook You Only Live Twice
1st introduced King Kong
Oldest original recording owned The Last Valley
Fav. movie soundtrack King Kong, please lord give me the day when this is released in full.
Fav. love theme Maybe My Luck Has Changed
Fav. Bond theme/score You Only Live Twice
Most challenging S/T Dutchman or Last Valley
Most unusual theme/ST Not sure yet...
Other favourites My all time favorite piece of John Barry music is definitely from King Kong when they are going through the fog to the island. What a shame that it didn't make it on the soundtrack as I feel his island theme is so massive and grand.
Additional comments He is a strong influence on me as a composer myself and definitely fuels my pursuit of film scoring. Sometimes I feel like I catch some musical vibes living in Long Island...

 

19
 
Name Dhaussy, Jean-Michel
Year of birth 1971
Gender M
Nationality French
Place of residence Strasbourg, France
"Hooked" since 1988
Music hook The Persuaders
1st introduced James Bond films
Oldest original recording owned Thunderball
Fav. movie soundtrack Octopussy
Fav. love theme Out of Africa
Fav. Bond theme/score Octopussy
Most challenging S/T King Kong
Most unusual theme/ST Jagged Edge
Other favourites A View to a Kill; OHMSS
Additional comments One million thanks Mr. Barry and praise your vituosity that introduced me to what became my passion since the 90's : film soundtracks

 

1972
 
Name Drake, Andy
Year of birth 1958
Gender M
Nationality English
Place of residence Rugeley, Staffs
"Hooked" since 1972
Music hook  
1st introduced The Persuaders
Oldest original recording owned Stringbeat
Fav. movie soundtrack Midnight Cowboy
Fav. love theme We Have All THe Time In The World
Fav. Bond theme/score Chaplin [?? ed.]
Most challenging S/T Dances With Wolves
Most unusual theme/ST  
Other favourites Alice's Adventures In Wonderland, Mary, Queen Of Scots.
Additional comments The man and his music have dominated my musical life since I was 13, proudest moment was to meet him at HVM in London after the first Albert Hall concert.

 

1970
 
Name Doc Dougherty
Year of birth 1952
Gender M
Nationality USA
Place of residence Palm Beach, FL, USA
"Hooked" since 1970
Music hook "On Her Magesties Secret Service" Sound Track
1st introduced Bond films
Oldest original recording owned Soundtrack album to "Thunderball"
Fav. movie soundtrack See above
Fav. love theme  
Fav. Bond theme/score  
Most challenging S/T  
Most unusual theme/ST  
Other favourites Dances With Wolves
Additional comments Can't express the debt I owe to John Barry for his work.

 

1972
 
Name Drake, Andy
Year of birth 1958
Gender M
Nationality English
Place of residence Rugeley, Staffs
"Hooked" since 1972
Music hook  
1st introduced The Persuaders
Oldest original recording owned Stringbeat
Fav. movie soundtrack Midnight Cowboy
Fav. love theme We Have All THe Time In The World
Fav. Bond theme/score Chaplin [?? ed.]
Most challenging S/T Dances With Wolves
Most unusual theme/ST  
Other favourites Alice's Adventures In Wonderland, Mary, Queen Of Scots.
Additional comments The man and his music have dominated my musical life since I was 13, proudest moment was to meet him at HVM in London after the first Albert Hall concert.

 

2003
 
Name Dronfield, Matthew
Year of birth 1968
Gender M
Nationality British
Place of residence Sheffield
"Hooked" since 2003
Music hook dances with wolves
1st introduced  
Oldest original recording owned non - car boot claimed lps in hard times
Fav. movie soundtrack Gails theme
Fav. love theme Specialist theme - smooth mood
Fav. Bond theme/score Bond - pinched by the Incredibles
Most challenging S/T Dances
Most unusual theme/ST Somewhere in time
Other favourites I want more!
Additional comments Tender yet sweet smooth yet to the point Music to mood too or sooth too!

 

19
 
Name Jason Drury
Year of birth 1969
Gender Male
Nationality British
Place of residence Ramsgate, Kent
"Hooked" since 1980
Music hook James Bond Scores
1st introduced The Persuaders Theme
Oldest original recording owned Thunderball
Fav. movie soundtrack Dances With Wolves
Fav. love theme Dances With Wolves
Fav. Bond theme/score On Her Majesty's Secret Service
Most challenging S/T The Deep
Most unusual theme/ST Body Heat
Other favourites The Black Hole, High Road To China, Thunderball, The Specialist, Somewhere In Time, Moonraker
Additional comments Nobody will ever beat John Barry's writing for strings.

 

1979
 
Name dtuba555
Year of birth 1967
Gender M
Nationality USA
Place of residence Shoreline, WA
"Hooked" since 1979
Music hook Moonraker soundtrack
1st introduced Goldfinger soundtrack
Oldest original recording owned From Russia With Love
Fav. movie soundtrack On Her Majesty's Secret Service
Fav. love theme We Have All the Time in the World
Fav. Bond theme/score Title theme, OHMSS
Most challenging S/T  
Most unusual theme/ST The Legend of the Lone Ranger
Other favourites Dances With Wolves, The Black Hole, Midnight Cowboy
Additional comments  

 

1964
 
Name Elkin, Steve
Age 48
Gender M
Nationality English
Place of residence Brighton, England
"Hooked" since 1964
Music hook "Zulu" soundtrack
1st introduced Seeing the film "Zulu"
Oldest original recording owned Beat Girl LP
Fav. movie soundtrack Zulu
Fav. love theme We Have All the Time in the World
Fav. Bond theme/score Goldfinger
Most challenging S/T The Last Valley
Most unusual theme/ST Dutchman
Other favourites The Lion in Winter; The Iprcress File; Thunderball
Additional comments  

 

1994
 
Name Endacott, Adam
Year of birth 1982
Gender M
Nationality British
Place of residence Chingford, London
"Hooked" since 1994
Music hook Zulu
1st introduced A View to a Kill
Oldest original recording owned The Girl With the Sun in Her Hair 7" vinyl single
Fav. movie soundtrack Moviola
Fav. love theme Moonraker
Fav. Bond theme/score The Last Valley [?]
Most challenging S/T The Whisperers
Most unusual theme/ST Howard the Duck
Other favourites Alice Adventures in Wonderland, Cry the Beloved Country, Across the Sea of Time, The Tamarind Seed, Sophia Loren in Rome, Born Free, King Kong, The Lion in Winter, Monte Walsh, Deadfall, The Appointment, Love Among the Ruins, The Deep
Additional comments All John Barry's music is superb - the man is a genius and a true legend in the field of music, He deserves a knighthood

 

1995
 
Name Erik
Year of birth 1984
Gender Male
Nationality American
Place of residence Bardstown,Kentucky
"Hooked" since 1995
Music hook The Lion in Winter
1st introduced The Lion in Winter
Oldest original recording owned From Russia With Love
Fav. movie soundtrack The Lion in Winter
Fav. love theme "Dances With Wolves" love theme
Fav. Bond theme/score Thunderball
Most challenging S/T The Black Hole
Most unusual theme/ST Jagged Edge
Other favourites Mary Queen of Scots, Frances, Indecent Proposal, Out of Africa, James Bond scores, Dances With Wolves. Many others.
Additional comments John Barry is definitely one of the best film composers of all time. All of his scores are unique is someway. I listen to him almost everyday. One thing I would love is someday an album is released with the complete score to "Mary Queen of Scots". Keep up the great work John Barry!

 

1971
 
Name Evans, Paul
Year of birth 1965
Gender M
Nationality British
Place of residence England
"Hooked" since 1971
Music hook The Persuaders
1st introduced The Persuaders
Oldest original recording owned none (unfortunately)
Fav. movie soundtrack Born Free
Fav. love theme We Have All The Time In The World
Fav. Bond theme/score On Her Majesty's Secret Service
Most challenging S/T  
Most unusual theme/ST The girl with the sun in her hair ( a classic)
Other favourites Midnight Cowboy, Space March, The Living Daylights, The Ipcress File, the list is endless...
Additional comments He's forgotten more about writing for Bond films than David Arnold will ever know!! Bring back John Barry PLEASE!

 

1966
 
Name Finn, William
Year of birth 1946
Gender M
Nationality USA
Place of residence Florida
"Hooked" since 1966
Music hook The horn part in "Born Free"
1st introduced The Ipcress File
Oldest original recording owned Born Free
Fav. movie soundtrack The Lion in Winter
Fav. love theme Somewhere in Time
Fav. Bond theme/score Goldfinger
Most challenging S/T The Chase
Most unusual theme/ST Dutchman
Other favourites Almost all of them. Robin and Marian; Raise the Titanic; Out of Africa; Body Heat; Dances with Wolves; Mary, Queen of Scots, etc.
Additional comments My wife and I share a special day with John Barry. Our wedding anniversary is 3 Nov. This year will be our 30th, while Mr. Barry celebrates his 70th birthday. Happy Birthday, John Barry!

 

1979
 
Name ben finney
Year of birth 1968
Gender M
Nationality british
Place of residence lancashire england
"Hooked" since 1979
Music hook everything
1st introduced persuaders when i was a boy about 1974
Oldest original recording owned moonraker lp 1979
Fav. movie soundtrack ohmss
Fav. love theme flying over africa
Fav. Bond theme/score journey to blofelds hideaway/ohmss
Most challenging S/T walkabout
Most unusual theme/ST wednesday's child
Other favourites walkabout,the deep,enigma,most bonds,midnight cowboy,ipcriss file, girl with the sun in her hair,mary queen of scotts,body heat etc,etc,etc
Additional comments love any barry music really, something clicks when i hear one of his pieces, certanly goes as far back as the persuaders when i was only 5 or 6, adore journey to blofelds hide away and full soundtrack of walkabout. would love to meet him to say how much i apreciate his work and thank him for the hours of pleasure he's given me over the years.

 

1988
 
Name Fletcher, Gary
Year of birth 1971
Gender M
Nationality British
Place of residence Liverpool
"Hooked" since 1988
Music hook James Bond
1st introduced James Bond
Oldest original recording owned  
Fav. movie soundtrack Dances with Wolves
Fav. love theme Out of Africa
Fav. Bond theme/score You only live twice
Most challenging S/T Midnight Cowboy
Most unusual theme/ST Raise the titanic
Other favourites All of his music!! I love!!!
Additional comments Young (ish) guy new to JB, but he is amazing and I escape into another tranquil world listening to the great man's music! Not just his movie pieces, but his works as well.

 

1962
 
Name Fontanetta, Joe
Year of birth 1949
Gender M
Nationality Italian American
Place of residence Joliet, Illinois
"Hooked" since 1962
Music hook Goldfinger
1st introduced Dr. No
Oldest original recording owned Robin and Marian
Fav. movie soundtrack That's a tough one
Fav. love theme If There Was A Man
Fav. Bond theme/score Sean Connery/Roger Moore
Most challenging S/T Man With The Golden Gun
Most unusual theme/ST A View To A Kill
Other favourites Theme from the Lone Ranger (terrible movie, only saved by the music); Midnight Cowboy, any Bond movie with A J. Barry sountrack.
Additional comments I just discovered this site, and I was always troubled, wondering if Mr. Barry received the recognition he so assuredly deserves. I have been a devoted fan since 1962. His music has seen me through both good and difficult times, with some of the most romantic and emotional music, that, to me, is unsurpassed in symphonic and orchestral composition. Thank you, Mr. Barry for a lifetime of musical wonder and magic.


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1964
 
Name freeman, philip
Year of birth 1950
Gender M
Nationality Canandian (british born)
Place of residence Cambridge (Ontario)
"Hooked" since 1964
Music hook shirley bassey singing "goldfinger" and seeing the movie
1st introduced "ready when you are JB" lp (still have it!)
Oldest original recording owned "hit and miss" original 45
Fav. movie soundtrack "Somewhere in time"
Fav. love theme "Frances"
Fav. Bond theme/score "OHMSS"
Most challenging S/T "The Chase"
Most unusual theme/ST "The whisperers"
Other favourites "swept from the sea", "body heat", "frances", "dances with wolves", "all his JB themes", "high road to china", "indecent proposal", "string beat", "my life", "playing by heart", "eternal echoes"
Additional comments I still have several JB vinyl albums "Frances" (can't afford the cd!), "King Kong", "High road to China" (one of his most under appreciated), "Until September" (another beauty!) John Barry's music has been part of my life for over 25 years, and he never disappoints, well of course there was 1/2 of "enigma"

 

1971
 
Name Friberg, Hakan
Year of birth 1960
Gender M
Nationality Swedish
Place of residence Stockholm, Sweden
"Hooked" since 1971
Music hook Bond music
1st introduced "The Persuaders" theme
Oldest original recording owned Goldfinger LP
Fav. movie soundtrack On Her Majesty's Secret Service
Fav. love theme Born Free
Fav. Bond theme/score 007 Theme; From Russia With Love; Diamonds are Forever
Most challenging S/T  
Most unusual theme/ST  
Other favourites  
Additional comments My tribute to John Barry and his music--from my Swedish home page: http://members.chello. se/born-free/index-04.htm

 

1991
 
Name Frohnauer, Oliver
Year of birth 1977
Gender M
Nationality German
Place of residence Berlin
"Hooked" since 1991
Music hook Dances With Wolves: ride to buffulo hunt. Best score for all eternity.
1st introduced King Kong
Oldest original recording owned Dances With Wolves
Fav. movie soundtrack Dances With Wolves
Fav. love theme Chaplin
Fav. Bond theme/score Dances With Wolves (?)
Most challenging S/T Raise the Titanic
Most unusual theme/ST The Persuaders
Other favourites Chaplin, King Kong, Robin and Marian, The Scarlet Letter, Indecent Proposal, The Chase, Zulu
Additional comments John Barry is next to John Williams the super god of film music. There is no comparison to a John Barry soundtrack in terms of emotional precision and impact. And he has the most personal and individual style of music I know. Yet his musical themes are always new and surprisingly original. The soundtrack of Dances With Wolves still has such a great effect on me. Sometimes I just need to listen to it in order to fill up my batteries. So, thanks John Barry for your great

 

19
 
Name Frith, Sarah
Age 29
Gender F
Nationality British
Place of residence Warwick, England
"Hooked" since 1988
Music hook  
1st introduced The Persuaders
Oldest original recording owned The Lion in Winter
Fav. movie soundtrack The Lion in Winter
Fav. love theme Who Will Buy My Yesterdays
Fav. Bond theme/score On Her Majesty's Secret Service
Most challenging S/T  
Most unusual theme/ST  
Other favourites  
Additional comments It's wonderful to find other people who love John Barry's music.

 

19
 
Name Gale, Dan
Age 28
Gender M
Nationality British
Place of residence Somerset, England
"Hooked" since 1987
Music hook The Living Daylights LP after seeing the movie
1st introduced Same as "music hook"
Oldest original recording owned "The Deep" on tape but CD releases back to 1957
Fav. movie soundtrack The Living Daylights; The Specialist; Dances with Wolves (no specific order)
Fav. love theme Kara Meets Bond
Fav. Bond theme/score The Living Daylights; but The Man with the Golden Gun has an energy I can't ignore--just try driving a car while it plays- you'll be arrested within minutes!
Most challenging S/T Hardest to listen to? I'd say "Night Games," although it's still very competent
Most unusual theme/ST Orson Welles' "Great Mysteries" what a belter! It's so cool….
Other favourites "Florida Fantasy" from Midnight Cowboy (used as a t.v. theme for a childrens' wildlife program on BBC in 1980s-I never forgot it. Also, seeing Dances with Wolves (3 times) just blew me away--haven't been the same since. The score was 50% of the film's success.
Additional comments My fantasy is to be placed in a flotation sensuary deprivation tank (or, better still, to float in space) whilst being "force fed" the sound tracks to the more moody works of John Barry. I'd be ONE with the music…bliss!!

 

1976
 
Name gainford, michael
Year of birth 1968
Gender M
Nationality irish
Place of residence ireland
"Hooked" since 1976
Music hook  
1st introduced goldfinger : tv premier
Oldest original recording owned bond 10th anniversary UA double vinyl
Fav. movie soundtrack O.H.M.S.S.
Fav. love theme We have all the time in the world
Fav. Bond theme/score 007 and counting : diamonds are forever
Most challenging S/T  
Most unusual theme/ST florida fantasy; midnight cowboy
Other favourites too many to mention
Additional comments bond and beyond!

 

19
 
Name Gearhart, Ron
Age 54
Gender M
Nationality American
Place of residence Houston, Texas
"Hooked" since 1978
Music hook King Kong
1st introduced  
Oldest original recording owned Goldfinger
Fav. movie soundtrack Dances with Wolves
Fav. love theme Somewhere in Time
Fav. Bond theme/score You Only Live Twice
Most challenging S/T  
Most unusual theme/ST  
Other favourites Out of Africa; Body Heat; Raise the Titanic; and on and on and on
Additional comments  

 

1965
 
Name Gentile, Eric
Year of birth 1950
Gender M
Nationality American
Place of residence California
"Hooked" since 1965
Music hook Goldfinger
1st introduced Goldfinger
Oldest original recording owned From Russia with Love
Fav. movie soundtrack Deadfall
Fav. love theme My Love Has Two Faces
Fav. Bond theme/score Goldfinger
Most challenging S/T Séance on a Wet Afternoon
Most unusual theme/ST Petulia
Other favourites King Rat; Alice's Adventures in Wonderland; The Lion in Winter; The Game of Death
Additional comments John Barry is my favorite film composer. His music has it all, from jazz to rock to sublime orchestral music. Thank you, Mr. Barry, for all the wonderful music you have given us!

 

1970
 
Name gillian
Year of birth 1950
Gender F
Nationality british
Place of residence south africa
"Hooked" since 1970
Music hook bond themes
1st introduced james bond
Oldest original recording owned have no idea
Fav. movie soundtrack the dove and dances with wolves
Fav. love theme you only live twice and we have all the time in the world
Fav. Bond theme/score the dove and out of africa
Most challenging S/T zulu
Most unusual theme/ST  
Other favourites the combination of his great music and the ten tenors
Additional comments Dont ever stop composing Barry!!!

 

19
 
Name Gogg, Christoph
Year of birth 1975
Gender M
Nationality German
Place of residence Munich
"Hooked" since 1985
Music hook Goldfinger
1st introduced The Black Hole;Disney Album with film dialogue and music.
Oldest original recording owned The Knack
Fav. movie soundtrack The Last Valley
Fav. love theme We have all the time in the world
Fav. Bond theme/score On Her Majesty´s Secret Service
Most challenging S/T Petulia
Most unusual theme/ST Romance for Guitar and Orchestra
Other favourites Most of the James Bond Films,especially Moonraker.
Additional comments But I love most of the sixties and mid-seventies compositions like Boom, The Ipcress File, The Quiller Memorandum, Deadfall or The Tamarind Seed. In the 80ies John Barry composed such beautiful scores like Body Heat, Frances or Out of Africa.Great!
Additional: John Barry is the best! Unfortunately he has never composed for a movie since Enigma in 2000.
For me John Barry remains the best composer with unforgettable themes and melodies. Thank you Mr. Barry for wonderful years with your wonderful music

 

1985
 
Name Goodall, Paul
Year of birth 1971
Gender M
Nationality English
Place of residence Leeds
"Hooked" since 1985, A View To A Kill
Music hook James Bond
1st introduced A View To A Kill
Oldest original recording owned A View To A Kill LP
Fav. movie soundtrack On Her Majesties Secret Service
Fav. love theme Body Heat
Fav. Bond theme/score John Dunbar Theme (?)
Most challenging S/T King Kong
Most unusual theme/ST A Lion In Winter
Other favourites All the connery Bonds, The Wrong Box (please release this), The Black Hole, Ipcress File
Additional comments The world of 007 hasn't been the same since JB quit scoring the films.

 

1966
 
Name goodman, derek
Year of birth 1945
Gender M
Nationality English
Place of residence Leicester, England
"Hooked" since 1966
Music hook Born Free
1st introduced James Bond Themes
Oldest original recording owned Born Free
Fav. movie soundtrack Dances With Wolves
Fav. love theme Out of Africa
Fav. Bond theme/score You Only Live Twice
Most challenging S/T The Scarlet Letter
Most unusual theme/ST Zulu
Other favourites Somewhere In Time, Indecent Proposal, Cry Beloved Country, Playing by Heart, Beyondness of Things, Various James Bond Soundtracks, Moviola
Additional comments To me, John Barry's music is sublime. I will risk buying anything he records as I know it will be good. He never disappoints.

 

19
 
Name Green, Garry
Year of birth 1952
Gender Male
Nationality  
Place of residence  
"Hooked" since  
Music hook  
1st introduced  
Oldest original recording owned  
Fav. movie soundtrack  
Fav. love theme  
Fav. Bond theme/score  
Most challenging S/T  
Most unusual theme/ST  
Other favourites  
Additional comments i think that i may be related to john does he have an australian connection? thank you

 

1963
 
Name Greenhill, Peter
Age 53
Gender M
Nationality English
Place of residence London, England
"Hooked" since 1963
Music hook Guitar version of 007 theme on "Ember"
1st introduced "Hit and Miss" on Juke Box Jury (BBC)
Oldest original recording owned Stringbeat LP
Fav. movie soundtrack Dances With Wolves
Fav. love theme Robin and Marian
Fav. Bond theme/score Thunderball
Most challenging S/T The Quiller Memorandum
Most unusual theme/ST The Deep
Other favourites Playing by Heart; Dances with Wolves; The Knack; Goldfinger; The Chase; Lion in Winter; From Russia with Love; You Only Live Twice; Beyondness of Things; On Her Majesty's Secret Service, etc.
Additional comments Favourite "non-Bond" song - "The Me I Never Knew" from Alices Adventures in Wonderland

 

1969
 
Name Grey, Elisabeth K
Year of birth 1956
Gender F
Nationality USA
Place of residence Arizona
"Hooked" since 1969
Music hook Opening Strings on You only Live Twice
1st introduced You only live twice
Oldest original recording owned  
Fav. movie soundtrack OHMSS
Fav. love theme We have all the time in the World
Fav. Bond theme/score OHMSS
Most challenging S/T  
Most unusual theme/ST  
Other favourites The music of Goodbye sung by Al Jarreau
Additional comments listening to his music transforms the state of my mind. A piece of his music almost becomes a living thing that recognizes me and singles me out in a crowd. Does that make any sense? Truly extraordinary music

 

1978
 
Name griffiths, martin
Year of birth  
Gender M
Nationality british
Place of residence u.k
"Hooked" since 1978
Music hook zulu
1st introduced persuaders theme
Oldest original recording owned 1963 ember zulu
Fav. movie soundtrack diamonds are forever
Fav. love theme chaplin/charlie proposes
Fav. Bond theme/score diamonds are forever/wint and kidd theme
Most challenging S/T murphys war
Most unusual theme/ST white buffalo
Other favourites on her majestys secret service,chaplin,raise the titanic,the last valley,moonraker,lion in winter,zulu,you only live twice,the black hole.
Additional comments Although zulu is the first soundtrack,i already knew tv stuff like the persuaders,sunsilk and black magic chocolates.

 

1985
 
Name Guimil, Alejandra
Year of birth 1969
Gender F
Nationality Born in US, parents from Argentina
Place of residence Oceanside, California
"Hooked" since 1985
Music hook  
1st introduced Out of Africa
Oldest original recording owned  
Fav. movie soundtrack Born Free, Out of Africa, Chaplin, Body Heat, Dances With Wolves, etc.
Fav. love theme Somewhere in Time, Indecent Proposal
Fav. Bond theme/score how to decide?
Most challenging S/T I think only he could answer that.
Most unusual theme/ST  
Other favourites  
Additional comments I'm a huge fan of movie soundtrack music and JB is one my all time favorites. I listen daily and never tire of hearing them over and over again.

 

19
 
Name Gutierrez, Mauricio
Age 30
Gender M
Nationality Colombian
Place of residence Bogota, Colombia
"Hooked" since 1989
Music hook Somewhere in Time
1st introduced King Kong cinema
Oldest original recording owned Four in the Morning
Fav. movie soundtrack Robin and Marian
Fav. love theme Robin and Marian
Fav. Bond theme/score We Have All the Time in the World
Most challenging S/T The White Buffalo
Most unusual theme/ST The Black Hole
Other favourites Somewhere in Time; Hammett; My Life; Chaplin; Born Free; Out of Africa; Frances; I could go on and on…am waiting for the release of They Might Be Giants, another great score
Additional comments My favorite composer without a doubt. His melodies are unforgettable and lovable. They can touch you deeply and remain in your heart because of their very romantic spirit.

 

1980
 
Name Hainsworth, Tim
Year of birth 1974
Gender M
Nationality British
Place of residence York, England
"Hooked" since 1980
Music hook  
1st introduced  
Oldest original recording owned  
Fav. movie soundtrack Dances With Wolves
Fav. love theme Any of them
Fav. Bond theme/score Goldfinger
Most challenging S/T  
Most unusual theme/ST  
Other favourites  
Additional comments I was fortunate enough to meet JB and was looked after by his wife Laurie whilst I sat in on his rehearsal with the English Chamber Orchestra in London. I was studying composition at the London College of Music at the time. I was so inspired that I went on to compose a whole series of pieces which pay homage to JB and his music. I'm hoping to have them per- formed in York sometime next year.

 

1995
 
Name Hamilton, Sam
Age 23
Gender M
Nationality American
Place of residence Minnesota, USA
"Hooked" since 1995
Music hook Moviola (later Flight Over New York from from Across the Sea of Time)
1st introduced Moviola Album - 1995
Oldest original recording owned Somewhere in Time
Fav. movie soundtrack Playing By Heart
Fav. love theme Midnight Cowboy
Fav. Bond theme/score Goldfinger
Most challenging S/T The Lion in Winter
Most unusual theme/ST Walkabout; Cotton Club
Other favourites Almost everything: Beyondness of Things; both Moviola albums; Robin and Marian; Across the Sea of Time; all of the compilation albums; The Deep; The Dove; Dances With Wolves; etc.
Additional comments  

 

1958
 
Name Handley, Carolyn
Year of birth 1958
Gender F
Nationality Australian
Place of residence Pearcedale, Victoria, Australia
"Hooked" since 1968
Music hook Mary Queen of Scots
1st introduced Can't remember! (I was only 10)
Oldest original recording owned  
Fav. movie soundtrack Mary Queen of Scots
Fav. love theme Mary Queen of Scots
Fav. Bond theme/score All of them
Most challenging S/T ?
Most unusual theme/ST  
Other favourites The Beyondness of Things, any music by JB!
Additional comments I wish he had composed scores for some of the really big ones that John Williams did scores for, I find JW's music boring & repetitive in comparison

 

1980
 
Name Hansen, Baard Overgaard
Age 38
Gender M
Nationality Norwegian
Place of residence Germany
"Hooked" since 1980
Music hook From Russia With Love
1st introduced  
Oldest original recording owned  
Fav. movie soundtrack On Her Majesty's Secret Service
Fav. love theme Out of Africa
Fav. Bond theme/score On Her Majesty's Secret Service
Most challenging S/T  
Most unusual theme/ST  
Other favourites Diamonds Are Forever; From Russia with Love; The Lion in Winter; The Ipcress File; Octopussy; Raise the Titanic; Goldfinger; Zulu
Additional comments His music is just perfect; it gives me goose-bumps--everytime!! Listen to any Bond soundtrack and you'll hear what I mean!

 

1987
 
Name Hardasmal Barrera, Sergio
Year of birth 1971
Gender M
Nationality Spanish
Place of residence Malaga
"Hooked" since 1987
Music hook The Living Daylights
1st introduced A View To A Kill
Oldest original recording owned A View to a Kill
Fav. movie soundtrack Dances with Wolves
Fav. love theme We Have All the Time in the World
Fav. Bond theme/score On Her Majesty's Secret Service
Most challenging S/T On Her Majesty's Secret Service
Most unusual theme/ST The Dove
Other favourites Star Crash; The Lion in Winter; The Last Valley; nearly all except The Jagged Edge; all Barry/ Bonds
Additional comments I also love Under Fire (Jerry Goldsmith), Mancini, Morricone, Shaiman; and (Spanish) Banos, Illarramendi, Bardem.

 

1979
 
Name Hardy, Gary
Year of birth 1971
Gender M
Nationality British
Place of residence Kent, England
"Hooked" since 1979
Music hook Moonraker
1st introduced Moonraker (the film)
Oldest original recording owned Out of Africa
Fav. movie soundtrack Too difficult to decide, I love them all.
Fav. love theme Smile [this is not a John Barry composition, but a Charles Chaplin song]
Fav. Bond theme/score You Only Live Twice
Most challenging S/T Mercury Rising
Most unusual theme/ST Game of Death
Other favourites Chaplin; Indecent Proposal; The Beyondness of Things; Cry, the Beloved Country; Raise the Titanic; Moviola (1 and 2); The Black Hole; Playing by Heart; Across the Sea of Time
Additional comments I appreciate all of John Barry's music. He is a genius, from his very first work and beyond. There is not a week that goes by that I don't listen to a piece of music by JB. His music has been with me through the best and worst times of my life. John has touched us all with his music! May he continue to do so for years to come.

 

1970
 
Name Hardy, Graeme
Age 49
Gender M
Nationality British
Place of residence Coulsdon, Surrey
"Hooked" since 1970
Music hook Somewhere in Time
1st introduced Hanover Street
Oldest original recording owned Persuaders LP
Fav. movie soundtrack Somewhere in Time
Fav. love theme Hanover Street
Fav. Bond theme/score Octopussy
Most challenging S/T  
Most unusual theme/ST Howard the Duck
Other favourites Across the Sea of Time; Dances with Wolves; Enigma; Moviola; Cry the Beloved Country
Additional comments When you've had a bad day at the office, don't take a headache tablet, take a JB film score. It's so much better for you. JB is so innovative and always led the way. Long may it be so.

 

1964
 
Name Harrod, Paul
Year of birth 1958
Gender M
Nationality USA
Place of residence Portland, Oregon
"Hooked" since 1964
Music hook Goldfinger
1st introduced From Russia With Love
Oldest original recording owned Zulu
Fav. movie soundtrack Deadfall
Fav. love theme My Love Has Two Faces
Fav. Bond theme/score Diamonds are Forever
Most challenging S/T Midnight Cowboy
Most unusual theme/ST The Deep
Other favourites Walkabout; The Last Valley; Body Heat; The Ipcress File
Additional comments In the 1970s, I wrote a few articles on the Bond series for "The Composer;" a publication of The John Barry Appreciation Society; and for "Bondage," a Bond "fanzine." They were the work of an enthusiastic, though musically naïve, 18-year-old, but I did get some good responses at the time. He remains my favorite film composer.

 

1967
 
Name Havoc, Neal
Age 49
Gender M
Nationality American
Place of residence Los Angeles, California
"Hooked" since 1967
Music hook Goldfinger
1st introduced Listening to Goldfinger LP in public library
Oldest original recording owned The Ipcress File
Fav. movie soundtrack On Her Majesty's Secret Service
Fav. love theme Somewhere in Time; Who Will Buy My Yesterdays
Fav. Bond theme/score On Her Majesty's Secret Service
Most challenging S/T The Lion in Winter
Most unusual theme/ST Dutchman
Other favourites You Only Live Twice; Thunderball; View to a Kill; The Legend of the Lone Ranger; King Kong; Day of the Locust
Additional comments It's probably just me, but I've always thought that Barry was at his best when he exercised full control over the arrangement of his composition, especially action pieces.

 

1980s
 
Name Haynes, Dawn
Year of birth 1968
Gender F
Nationality British
Place of residence England
"Hooked" since Early eighties
Music hook Somewhere in Time
1st introduced  
Oldest original recording owned Dances with wolves
Fav. movie soundtrack Somewhere in Time
Fav. love theme Indecent Proposal
Fav. Bond theme/score Moonraker
Most challenging S/T The Beyondess of Things
Most unusual theme/ST Cry the beloved Country
Other favourites My Life, Across the sea of time, swept from the sea, Scarlett Letter, Out of Africa, A View to a kill, Eternal Echoes, Peggy Sue got married, Playing by Heart, I like too man of them.
Additional comments I would like to see him conduct the Engish Chamber Orc, playing his work.

 

1971
 
Name Hays, John
Age 44
Gender M
Nationality British
Place of residence Scotland
"Hooked" since 1971
Music hook Zulu
1st introduced Zulu
Oldest original recording owned Elizabeth Taylor in London
Fav. movie soundtrack On Her Majesty's Secret Service
Fav. love theme We Have All the Time in the World
Fav. Bond theme/score On Her Majesty's Secret Service
Most challenging S/T King Rat
Most unusual theme/ST Florida Fantasy
Other favourites The Last Valley; Walkabout; Diamonds are Forever; You Only Live Twice; many others
Additional comments A multitude of wonderful themes and scores from this great composer over the years.

 

1965
 
Name david heath
Year of birth 1942
Gender M
Nationality uk
Place of residence cape town
"Hooked" since 1965
Music hook everything
1st introduced take five
Oldest original recording owned  
Fav. movie soundtrack  
Fav. love theme  
Fav. Bond theme/score  
Most challenging S/T  
Most unusual theme/ST  
Other favourites  
Additional comments was the original lp record that contained seance on a wet afternoon and the icpress file, ever made into cd format?

 

1964
 
Name Hernandez, Luis Fernando
Age 49
Gender M
Nationality Mexican
Place of residence Mexico
"Hooked" since 1964
Music hook 007 theme; Girl Trouble
1st introduced From Russia With Love
Oldest original recording owned From Russia With Love
Fav. movie soundtrack Playing by Heart; The Ipcress File; You Only Live Twice
Fav. love theme Somewhere in Time
Fav. Bond theme/score You Only Live Twice
Most challenging S/T Boom!; The Quiller Memorandum
Most unusual theme/ST Boom!
Other favourites Night Games; Dances with Wolves
Additional comments Hooked on the barry group since the beginning; great experience at Royal Albert Hall - 1999 - I got a Barry autograph

 

1973
 
Name Brian Hiebert
Age 40
Gender M
Nationality American
Place of residence Colorado, USA
"Hooked" since 1973
Music hook James Bond films
1st introduced Found cut-outs of You Only Live Twice, Goldfinger, and Thunderball after buying Live and Let Die LP
Oldest original recording owned From Russia With Love
Fav. movie soundtrack Lion in Winter; Last Valley; On Her Majesty's Secret Service
Fav. love theme Robin and Marian
Fav. Bond theme/score On Her Majesty's Secret Service (main title) "Ski Chase" from On Her Majesty's Secret Service
Most challenging S/T Romance for Guitar and Orchestra from Deadfall
Most unusual theme/ST Whisperers; Zulu
Other favourites The Living Daylights; From Russia with Love; Goldfinger; Ruby Cairo; Dances with Wolves
Additional comments During the period 1964-72, I don't think there was a better composer on the planet. The rich and varied output of Barry during this period was unmatched. I enjoy his current work, but that was his golden age. Barry's detractors who only know him from his current work need to understand how incredible he was during that period.

 

1987
 
Name Fernando Higa
Age 39
Gender M
Nationality  
Place of residence Peru, South America
"Hooked" since 1987
Music hook Thunderball
1st introduced Born Free album bought by my brother
Oldest original recording owned Zulu (Fatboy Records Collection
Fav. movie soundtrack On Her Majesty's Secret Service
Fav. love theme We Have All the Time in the World (instrumental)
Fav. Bond theme/score You Only Live Twice
Most challenging S/T The Lion in Winter
Most unusual theme/ST Jagged Edge
Other favourites Born Free; Alice's Adventures in Wonderland; Chaplin; Out of Africa; Dances with Wolves; Somewhere in
Additional comments  

 

1971
 
Name higgins, aidan
Year of birth 1957
Gender M
Nationality irish
Place of residence northern ireland
"Hooked" since 1971
Music hook the persuaders!
1st introduced the persuaders!
Oldest original recording owned on her majesty`s secret service
Fav. movie soundtrack cry the beloved country
Fav. love theme the letter
Fav. Bond theme/score o.h.m.s.s/the living daylights
Most challenging S/T mike`s murder
Most unusual theme/ST mike`s murder
Other favourites Born Free, Chaplin,Starcrash,Ruby Cairo,Starcrash,Across the Sea of Time,Monte Walsh,Indecent Proposal,Monte Walsh,Midnight Cowboy,Game of Death,The Ipcress File & The 2 Bond Scores as Above
Additional comments No modern day composer comes near john barry music it will take awhile for some one to come close.

 

1969
 
Name Hoare, Simon
Year of birth 1961
Gender M
Nationality British
Place of residence London
"Hooked" since 1969
Music hook OHMSS/The Persuaders
1st introduced OHMSS/Goldfinger
Oldest original recording owned Beat Girl
Fav. movie soundtrack The Last Valley
Fav. love theme Somewhere In Time
Fav. Bond theme/score Diamonds Are Forever
Most challenging S/T Lion In Winter
Most unusual theme/ST Walkabout
Other favourites Lion In Winter,Goldfinger, Thunderball, Body Heat, Orson Welles Great Mysteries, Out of Africa, Moviola, Fred and Cyd, The Adventurer, You Only Live Twice, Fun City, Midnight Cowboy, Deadfall, Ipcress File ...where do you stop?
Additional comments I think that John Barry is quite simply the greatest ever film music composer. His music is so touching, entertaining and influential and yet though he's well known he is still so underrated. He must rank as one of the most important musical figures of the past 50 years and has profoundly influenced his own and several other genres. Long may he continue... Oh and he should receive a knighthood!

 

19
 
Name Garry Holtom
Age 32
Gender M
Nationality British
Place of residence Bletchley, England
"Hooked" since  
Music hook Watching On Her Majesty's Secret Service with father
1st introduced Through my father; grew up listening to Barry
Oldest original recording owned Beat Girl
Fav. movie soundtrack On Her Majesty's Secret Service
Fav. love theme Somewhere in Time
Fav. Bond theme/score On Her Majesty's Secret Service
Most challenging S/T Dances with Wolves
Most unusual theme/ST Alice's Adventures in Wonderland
Other favourites Until September; Body Heat; Dances with Wolves; Living Daylights; The Specialist; Last Valley
Additional comments Most treasured moment was taking my father to meet John Barry at HMV in London before he died, fulfilling a 30-year ambition.

 

1998
 
Name Horn, Matt
Age 17
Gender M
Nationality British
Place of residence Bucks, England
"Hooked" since Early teens - 1998
Music hook  
1st introduced My Dad playing the music when I was upstairs playing (about 7 years old)
Oldest original recording owned On Her Majesty's Secret Service (CD -2001)
Fav. movie soundtrack On Her Majesty's Secret Service
Fav. love theme We Have All the Time in the World
Fav. Bond theme/score On Her Majesty's Secret Service
Most challenging S/T ?? Can't say for sure
Most unusual theme/ST The Man With the Golden Gun
Other favourites Midnight Cowboy
Additional comments Although I like James Horner and swore I'd never give in, I did.

 

1990
 
Name Huber, Stefan
Age 18
Gender M
Nationality Austrian
Place of residence Bischofstetten, Austria
"Hooked" since 1990
Music hook The Bond movies
1st introduced Watched "From Russia With Love"
Oldest original recording owned Thunderball (1965)
Fav. movie soundtrack Too many to mention!
Fav. love theme You Only Live Twice (Helga)
Fav. Bond theme/score You Only Live Twice
Most challenging S/T Dances With Wolves
Most unusual theme/ST The Whisperers
Other favourites Out of Africa (one of the most sophisticated JB scores; The Whisperers (most melodramatic); You Only Live Twice (most theme variations); Thunderball (great rhythm instruments)
Additional comments Unlike many other composers, JB is able to do so many different works. If you listen to "The Whisperers," you wouldn't think that it had been written in the 1960s, while some of his other works deal with popular music of the day. While music in movies has lost much of its style since the advent of talkies, JB hasn't! His contemporary works sound as good as those he wrote decades ago.

 

1998
 
Name Hudson, Brian
Year of birth 1983
Gender M
Nationality Irish
Place of residence Ireland
"Hooked" since 1998
Music hook Raise the Titanic
1st introduced Brother bought Moviola c.d.
Oldest original recording owned  
Fav. movie soundtrack Raise the Titanic,Somewhere in time,Dances with wolves.
Fav. love theme Somewhere in time from the Moviola c.d.
Fav. Bond theme/score You only live twice/We have all the time in the World
Most challenging S/T Dances with wolves
Most unusual theme/ST Monty Walsh
Other favourites The Beyondness of Things c.d.,Eternal Echoes,Out of Africa main theme.
Additional comments I have been a fan for as long as I, can remember.As for a long time I, didn't know who was creating the lovely music I, was hearing.Up until 1998 when everything fell into place when I, found out that one man had created this wonderful music.Since then I, have been a dedicated fan and always will be.....

 

1964
 
Name Kevin Hughes
Year of birth 1954
Gender M
Nationality US
Place of residence US
"Hooked" since 1964
Music hook Heard reel-to-reel tape of the Goldfinger soundtrack at a friend's house
1st introduced Goldfinger
Oldest original recording owned Dr. No (his reworking and arrangement of the James Bond theme of course)
Fav. movie soundtrack Toss-up between Goldfinger and The Lion in Winter
Fav. love theme The Wedding from You Only Live Twice
Fav. Bond theme/score Best Theme Song: Thunderball. Best Bond score: Goldfinger or You Only Live Twice
Most challenging S/T Mary, Queen of Scotts
Most unusual theme/ST The Deep
Other favourites The Lion in Winter main title sequence. Absolutely chilling marriage of music and visuals. That horn section! The choir! The Latin text! Plus the Arrival of the Queen (Kate Hepburn arriving on the boat) is one of the mostly glorious moments in film music history.
Additional comments Barry's other scores to the Bond films are great, but the movies became cartoons after On Her Majesty's Secret Service. Born Free, Black Hole, Quiller Memorandum, Out of Africa all top-notch scores. Barry's musical palette is like no one else's. His voicing is wide open and his chord changes are sweet. Who else would have thought to put a major 7th chord in the music of the Middle Ages?

 

1964
 
Name Hung, William
Age 49
Gender M
Nationality Chinese
Place of residence Hong Kong
"Hooked" since Circa 1964 after seeing From Russia With Love
Music hook You Only Live Twice
1st introduced Thunderball
Oldest original recording owned Four in the Morning
Fav. movie soundtrack Walkabout; You Only Live Twice; On Her Majesty's Secret Service
Fav. love theme Somewhere in Time
Fav. Bond theme/score You Only Live Twice; On Her Majesty's Secret Service
Most challenging S/T The Last Valley
Most unusual theme/ST Dutchman
Other favourites Too many of them.
Additional comments JB's scores from the 1960s and early 1970s are my favorites. No matter what period, he is still my all-time favorite film composer.

 

1959
 
Name hunt, tony
Year of birth 1943
Gender M
Nationality english
Place of residence nantwich
"Hooked" since 1959
Music hook "what do you want" - adam faith
1st introduced hit and miss
Oldest original recording owned beat girl album
Fav. movie soundtrack born free
Fav. love theme born free instrumental
Fav. Bond theme/score we have all the time in the world
Most challenging S/T seance on a wet afternoon
Most unusual theme/ST  
Other favourites all of his pizzicato influenced tracks as well as his monumental output of soaring, melodic film themes. Stringbeat is my favourite album from the early years. "the beyondness of things" from his recent catalogue.
Additional comments his music has always been the background to my life since the late 50`s so appropriately "born free" will be playing as the curtains close on my coffin.

 

1970
 
Name Daniel Hurd
Year of birth 1962
Gender M
Nationality United States of America
Place of residence Bridgeport, Connecticut
"Hooked" since 1970
Music hook James Bond and eventually all
1st introduced Goldfinger Soundtrack album
Oldest original recording owned Beat Girl
Fav. movie soundtrack You Only Live Twice
Fav. love theme Moonraker
Fav. Bond theme/score 007
Most challenging S/T The Black Hole
Most unusual theme/ST Playing by Heart
Other favourites The automobile, the telephone, the skyscraper. From Across The Sea Of Time.
Additional comments Great website... Thank you

 

1967
 
Name David Ilott
Year of birth 1960
Gender M
Nationality English
Place of residence Burnley, Lancashire
"Hooked" since 1967
Music hook You Only Live Twice
1st introduced You Only Live Twice
Oldest original recording owned 1967 compilation from CBS
Fav. movie soundtrack On Her Majesty's Secret Service
Fav. love theme We Have All The Time In The World
Fav. Bond theme/score On Her Majesty's Secret Service
Most challenging S/T Dutchman
Most unusual theme/ST The Whisperers
Other favourites You Only Live Twice, The Ipcress File, The Living Daylights, Jagged Edge, The Specialist, The Deep. So many...
Additional comments John Barry's music has been part of my life since 1967 and as an impressionable 7 year old, venturing into what seemed like classical music was a challenge. I started (like so many) with 007 and then found the goldmine of so many other great scores. His legacy is awesome.

 

2005
 
Name Susan Jackson
Year of birth 1967
Gender F
Nationality English
Place of residence London
"Hooked" since 2005
Music hook Dances with wolves
1st introduced OHMSS
Oldest original recording owned The Best of J B Themeology
Fav. movie soundtrack View to a kill
Fav. love theme Somewhere in time
Fav. Bond theme/score Dances with wolves (duh, that's not Bond, ed.)
Most challenging S/T Last Valley
Most unusual theme/ST The Ipcress File
Other favourites Day of the Locust, Midnight Cowboy, The Wrong Box, You Only Live Twice, Chaplin, Francis, and many more ....
Additional comments My partner witnessed one of his finest musical moments when he saw John Barry three times at the Royal Albert Hall and I wish one day that I could have the same experience

 

1999
 
Name Jakub
Year of birth 1986
Gender M
Nationality Polish
Place of residence Bielsko-Biala
"Hooked" since 1999
Music hook Moonraker, Diamonds Are Forever, The Living Daylights
1st introduced from James Bond films
Oldest original recording owned Out Of Africa, Midnight Cowboy
Fav. movie soundtrack Dances with Wolves
Fav. love theme "Love Theme" from Dances with Wolves
Fav. Bond theme/score Moonraker, On Her Majesty`s Secret Service
Most challenging S/T The Lion In Winter
Most unusual theme/ST Chaplin
Other favourites Chaplin, Out Of Africa, Somewhere In Time, The Last Valley, Mary, Queen Of Scots, Born Free, from Bond films
Additional comments John Barry is the best (fim)music composer nowadays. This Music is a big part of my life and very important for me. Thank You John Barry!

 

1966
 
Name John
Year of birth 1954
Gender M
Nationality Anglo/German
Place of residence London
"Hooked" since 1966
Music hook Thunderball
1st introduced Zulu
Oldest original recording owned Zulu
Fav. movie soundtrack Swept from the Sea
Fav. love theme We have all the time in the World
Fav. Bond theme/score Swept from the Sea (?)
Most challenging S/T Bodyheat
Most unusual theme/ST The Beyondness of Things
Other favourites Dances with Wolves, Living Daylights, OHMSS
Additional comments Thanks for all the hard work on a very full and fascinating site.

 

1969
 
Name Johnson, Bob
Year of birth 1956
Gender M
Nationality British
Place of residence Sunbury on Thames, Middlesex, UK
"Hooked" since 1969
Music hook Ready when you are JB
1st introduced Best of Bond compilation (1967 edition)
Oldest original recording owned Beat Girl
Fav. movie soundtrack I love them all but one (see below)
Fav. love theme Secrets of my heart (Ruby Cairo)
Fav. Bond theme/score I love them all but one (see below)
Most challenging S/T Lion in Winter
Most unusual theme/ST Cry the beloved country - great reuse of Zulu
Other favourites I love the action scores especially, so Bond scores esp OHMSS and the Living Daylights, Howard the Duck (yes really!), the legend of the lone ranger, zulu, and game of death I love
Additional comments I have 71 of his scores and I can say the only one I am not keen on is my life.

 

1964
 
Name Johnson, David Alan
Year of birth 1954
Gender M
Nationality USA
Place of residence Vienna, VA
"Hooked" since 1964
Music hook Goldfinger
1st introduced From Russia With Love
Oldest original recording owned Goldfinger
Fav. movie soundtrack The Living Daylights
Fav. love theme We Have All the Time in the World
Fav. Bond theme/score You Only Live Twice
Most challenging S/T Dances With Wolves
Most unusual theme/ST Night Games
Other favourites Moonraker, Somewhere In Time, Until September, Game of Death, Diamonds Are Forever, Chaplin...
Additional comments No other composer has created music that stirred my soul, inspired such profound personal reflection, or moved me to the emotional depths John Barry's music has these past forty plus years. Memorable excerpts from his film scores, far more than the popular songs on radio, have become the soundtrack of my life.

 

1993
 
Name Johnson, Michael
Age 35
Gender M
Nationality British
Place of residence London
"Hooked" since 1993
Music hook Bond music
1st introduced Bond music
Oldest original recording owned Moonraker
Fav. movie soundtrack Diamonds are Forever
Fav. love theme Out of Africa
Fav. Bond theme/score Diamonds are Forever
Most challenging S/T Dances with Wolves
Most unusual theme/ST Robin and Marian
Other favourites Goldfinger, Moonraker, You Only Live Twice, A View to a Kill
Additional comments David Arnold is no John Barry.... by no measure. The sheer complexity and lavish composition is hard to match. Bring him back for the next Bond EON!

 

1966
 
Name Jones, Bob
Year of birth 1944
Gender M
Nationality U.S.
Place of residence Indianapolis, IN USA
"Hooked" since 1966
Music hook Early Bond films
1st introduced From Russia with Love
Oldest original recording owned First Columbia Anthology
Fav. movie soundtrack Out of Africa
Fav. love theme Somewhere in Time
Fav. Bond theme/score You Only Live Twice
Most challenging S/T Boom
Most unusual theme/ST King Rat
Other favourites Dances With Wolves, Frances, The Living Daylights, Ready When You Are J.B., Body Heat, The Lion in Winter
Additional comments  

 

2010
 
Name Jones, Kevin
Year of birth 1959
Gender M
Nationality British
Place of residence Crewe Cheshire UK
"Hooked" since 2010
Music hook The Beyondness of Things
1st introduced The Persuaders Theme
Oldest original recording owned Walkabout
Fav. movie soundtrack Across The Sea of Time
Fav. love theme Somewhere in Time
Fav. Bond theme/score Moonraker
Most challenging S/T Raise The Titanic
Most unusual theme/ST Americans
Other favourites Chaplin, Walkabout, Frances, Out of Africa
Additional comments  

 

1969
 
Name Jones, Paul
Year of birth 1965
Gender M
Nationality English
Place of residence Stourbridge
"Hooked" since 1969
Music hook OHMSS
1st introduced Persuaders,Orson Welles and The Protector
Oldest original recording owned Oh Boy
Fav. movie soundtrack Raise the Titanic
Fav. love theme King Kong
Fav. Bond theme/score OHMSS
Most challenging S/T Jagged Edge
Most unusual theme/ST Jagged Edge
Other favourites Lion in Winter,The Girl With the Sun In Her Hair,Deadfall,Who Will Buy My Yesterdays.
Additional comments I have to admit that I prefer JB's earlier '60s material. Some of his later compositions can leave me perplexed, re: what he is actually "getting at."

 

1966
 
Name Jones, Robert
Age 59
Gender M
Nationality USA
Place of residence Indianapolis, Indiana
"Hooked" since 1966
Music hook  
1st introduced 1966
Oldest original recording owned Great Movie Sounds of John Barry
Fav. movie soundtrack Out of Africa
Fav. love theme  
Fav. Bond theme/score Goldfinger
Most challenging S/T Dances With Wolves
Most unusual theme/ST Jagged Edge
Other favourites King Rat; Frances; High Road to China; Dances With Wolves; Body Heat
Additional comments [I own] aprox. 65 in LP collection; in recent years, I have bought 48 of collection on CD. I recommend "A Life in Music" (Leonard, et al.) as a "must" for Barry fans.

 

1966
 
Name Steve Jordan
Year of birth 1952
Gender M
Nationality United States
Place of residence Vancouver, Wa
"Hooked" since 1966
Music hook I love it all
1st introduced Thunderball soundtrack
Oldest original recording owned The Knack or Ipcress File
Fav. movie soundtrack Dances With Wolves
Fav. love theme Out of Africa
Fav. Bond theme/score Moonraker or OHMSS
Most challenging S/T The Knack
Most unusual theme/ST Cotton Club
Other favourites Midnight Cowboy, Chaplin, Indecent Proposal, Lion in Winter
Additional comments I first heard Barry at age 12. I Didn't know what I was listening to at the time, just knew it was pretty. The tune was in my head for YEARS, coming in and going out. I bouight my first album at age 13, Thunderball, and have been buying them ever since. I finally heard Quiller Memorandum, and recognized what I had heard so many years ago. Proof positive that my love for his music was instinctive, not learned. He writes music that makes one feel like being a better person, or creating something very beautiful, ones self. I have never heard a Barry piece that was not enjoyable

 

19
 
Name Joseph
Year of birth 1953
Gender M
Nationality  
Place of residence  
"Hooked" since forever! 'Born Free'
Music hook 'Out Of Africa'
1st introduced born free
Oldest original recording owned Moviola
Fav. movie soundtrack  
Fav. love theme Somewhere In Time
Fav. Bond theme/score  
Most challenging S/T  
Most unusual theme/ST  
Other favourites  
Additional comments I must have the PBS special 'Moviola'. Where can I get it?

 

1995
 
Name Kaneteg, Håkan
Year of birth 1984
Gender M
Nationality Sweden
Place of residence Stockholm
"Hooked" since 1995
Music hook Bond Music
1st introduced Bond-sore Octopussy
Oldest original recording owned From Russia with love
Fav. movie soundtrack  
Fav. love theme  
Fav. Bond theme/score OHMSS
Most challenging S/T The living daylights
Most unusual theme/ST  
Other favourites All Bond-scores is my favourites!
Additional comments  

 

19
 
Name dharmesh kapadia
Year of birth 1971
Gender Male
Nationality british
Place of residence london
"Hooked" since 10 years
Music hook space march
1st introduced james bond
Oldest original recording owned dr. no vinyl lp
Fav. movie soundtrack OHMSS
Fav. love theme You only live twice title song
Fav. Bond theme/score You only live twice
Most challenging S/T dr. no
Most unusual theme/ST the public eye
Other favourites All the bond scores
Additional comments John barrys arrangements are sublimely beautiful big yet very suttle and extremely magestic. Everytime one heard a john barry score notably moonraker or you only live twice it was as if you've just opened the gates of heaven and are now flying through its corridors towards the creator on eagles towards the creator. Beauty on another level that is from another world

 

1980
 
Name Karl
Year of birth 1964
Gender Male
Nationality German
Place of residence Japan
"Hooked" since 1980
Music hook Born Free
1st introduced James Bond
Oldest original recording owned Beat Girl
Fav. movie soundtrack The Lion in Winter
Fav. love theme Frances
Fav. Bond theme/score On Her Majesty's Secret Service
Most challenging S/T Mercury Rising (Mediocre)
Most unusual theme/ST Cry, The Beloved Country
Other favourites Love so many!
Additional comments So sad he passed away! R.I.P.! Only Morricone, Legrand, Williams, Hamlish, Grusin and Shire are left now... miss the good music....!

 

1964
 
Name Karppinen, Lauri
Age 53
Gender M
Nationality Finnish
Place of residence Helsinki, Finland
"Hooked" since 1964
Music hook Goldfinger
1st introduced Saw "Goldfinger"-- that was it!
Oldest original recording owned Beat Girl
Fav. movie soundtrack Goldfinger
Fav. love theme We Have All the Time in the World
Fav. Bond theme/score Goldfinger
Most challenging S/T Lion in Winter
Most unusual theme/ST The Deep/Jagged Edge
Other favourites The Knack; The Ipcress File; The Whisperers; Thunderball; Petulia; Boom! Deadfall; Follow Me; Body Heat; Hammett Raise the Titanic
Additional comments It's absolutely amazing how JB could do so much superb music of the 60s.

 

1998
 
Name kesselring, luiz antonio
Year of birth 1937
Gender M
Nationality brazilian
Place of residence santa maria madalena-rj-brasil
"Hooked" since 1998
Music hook somewhere in time
1st introduced somewhere in time
Oldest original recording owned somewhere in time
Fav. movie soundtrack somewhere in time
Fav. love theme somewhere in time
Fav. Bond theme/score  
Most challenging S/T somewhere in time
Most unusual theme/ST somewhere in time
Other favourites  
Additional comments i am retired, and i play every morning in my piano; somewhere in time(john barry, romeo and juliet(nino rota), limelight(chaplin), i love them all...saludos from brasil

 

19
 
Name Kitching, Paul
Year of birth 1962
Gender M
Nationality British
Place of residence Yorkshire
"Hooked" since Early 1970's
Music hook Bond films
1st introduced 1960s
Oldest original recording owned From Russia With Love
Fav. movie soundtrack On Her Majesty's Secret Service
Fav. love theme We Have All the Time in the World
Fav. Bond theme/score On Her Majesty's Secret Service
Most challenging S/T Ruby Cairo
Most unusual theme/ST King Kong
Other favourites All of Mr. Barry's work
Additional comments The man is a god!

 

19
 
Name Kim
Year of birth 1990
Gender F
Nationality Scottish
Place of residence Scotland, UK
"Hooked" since 1994
Music hook Somewhere in time
1st introduced Somewhere in time & James Bond
Oldest original recording owned Somewhere in time
Fav. movie soundtrack Chaplin
Fav. love theme Somewhere in time
Fav. Bond theme/score On her majesty's secret service
Most challenging S/T Enigma
Most unusual theme/ST Body heat
Other favourites Out of Africa, dances with wolves, all James Bond themes, Hanover street, raise the titanic, Scarlett letter, indecent proposal
Additional comments I am heartbroken I will never watch a new movie and hearing John Barry's music creating the story!! I am looking for piano sheet music on Chaplin and Enigma could you help me with this Thanks

 

2002
 
Name Klein, Thomas
Year of birth 1983
Gender M
Nationality Austrian
Place of residence Salzburg
"Hooked" since 2002
Music hook On Her Majesty's Secret Service theme
1st introduced 1997
Oldest original recording owned Moonraker (I think)
Fav. movie soundtrack On Her Majesty's Secret Service
Fav. love theme  
Fav. Bond theme/score On Her Majesty's Secret Service
Most challenging S/T The Living Daylights
Most unusual theme/ST "Smile" (Robert Downey, Jr.) [this is not a John Barry composition or arrangement, webmaster]
Other favourites All Bond soundtracks and Chaplin
Additional comments I want JB for the next Bond soundtrack!

 

1962
 
Name Knowles, Mark
Year of birth 1953
Gender M
Nationality New Zealand
Place of residence Auckland
"Hooked" since 1962
Music hook The Ipcress File
1st introduced James Bond
Oldest original recording owned Stringbeat
Fav. movie soundtrack Somewhere In Time
Fav. love theme High Road To China
Fav. Bond theme/score You Only Live Twice
Most challenging S/T The Lion In Winter
Most unusual theme/ST Body Heat
Other favourites Peggy Sue Got Married, The Betsy, Chaplin, The Dove, Thunderball
Additional comments Put simply, John Barry is a genius of both craft and art, truly the stuff that dreams are made of.

 

1963
 
Name Krajenke, Rick
Year of birth 1950
Gender M
Nationality polish/german/irish
Place of residence st claire shores ,mich usa
"Hooked" since 1963
Music hook jb theme
1st introduced seeing frwl at the theatre
Oldest original recording owned mono goldfinger- persuaders 45 rpm,stereo/mono
Fav. movie soundtrack ohmss - body heat - raise titanic
Fav. love theme cafe martinique,try,... you know, all that loungy stuff
Fav. Bond theme/score frwl - ohmss
Most challenging S/T  
Most unusual theme/ST  
Other favourites the deep - persuaders theme - raise the titanic - body heat
Additional comments had to appropriate my cousins goldfinger soundtrack back in 1965. i haven't stopped listening to john barry since ! AMEN !!!

 

1993
 
Name Krysiñski, Adam
Age 20
Gender M
Nationality Polish
Place of residence Cracov, Poland
"Hooked" since 1993
Music hook  
1st introduced James Bond - The Living Daylights - bought album
Oldest original recording owned Out of Africa (MCA Records ed.)
Fav. movie soundtrack "always :)"
Fav. love theme "I Had a Farm in Africa," but I don't know…I like many more
Fav. Bond theme/score The Living Daylights (full album)
Most challenging S/T  
Most unusual theme/ST  
Other favourites Out of Africa; Dances with Wolves; My Life: Somewhere in Time; all Bond soundtracks ("Re- mastered Editions") and many more.
Additional comments John Barry must come back to James Bond music!

 

1960
 
Name lambert, geoffrey
Year of birth 1946
Gender M
Nationality british
Place of residence romford essex
"Hooked" since 1960
Music hook hit and miss
1st introduced hit and miss
Oldest original recording owned drumbeat
Fav. movie soundtrack out of africa
Fav. love theme somewhere in time
Fav. Bond theme/score thunderball
Most challenging S/T the lion in winter
Most unusual theme/ST boom
Other favourites the chase, king rat, the knack, the ipcress file
Additional comments been a fan since the first time I heard those pizzicato strings.

 

1985
 
Name Benjamin Lanlard
Age 30
Gender M
Nationality French
Place of residence France
"Hooked" since 1985
Music hook James Bond music
1st introduced James Bond films; also The Persuaders
Oldest original recording owned Man in the Middle
Fav. movie soundtrack The Lion in Winter; Mary Queen of Scots; On Her Majesty's Secret Service; Alice in Wonderland; The Last Valley; Out of Africa; A View to a Kill; Chaplin; Indecent Proposal; Beyondness of Things
Fav. love theme Out of Africa
Fav. Bond theme/score On Her Majesty's Secret Service A View to a Kill
Most challenging S/T Out of Africa; The Tamarind Seed
Most unusual theme/ST The Quiller Memorandum
Other favourites Somewhere in Time; Frances; The Living Daylights
Additional comments  

 

1987
 
Name Daniel Lantz
Year of birth 1976
Gender M
Nationality Swedish
Place of residence Uppsala, Sweden
"Hooked" since 1987
Music hook Game Of Death
1st introduced Game Of Death, the early Bonds
Oldest original recording owned Moviola
Fav. movie soundtrack Somewhere In Time
Fav. love theme Frances
Fav. Bond theme/score On Her Majesty's Secret Service
Most challenging S/T The Deep
Most unusual theme/ST Seance On A Wet Afternoon
Other favourites You Only Live Twice, King Kong, Moonraker, The Living Daylights, Chaplin, Somewhere In Time, Zulu
Additional comments  

 

1977
 
Name "Lazenbyland"
Age 38
Gender M
Nationality English
Place of residence SE England
"Hooked" since 1977
Music hook The World of James Bond Adventure album (Roland Shaw) said someone named "Barry" wrote most of the music
1st introduced Zulu
Oldest original recording owned The Deep; John Barry Seven Hits
Fav. movie soundtrack On Her Majesty's Secret Service
Fav. love theme We Have All the Time in the World
Fav. Bond theme/score On Her Majesty's Secret Service-title theme
Most challenging S/T  
Most unusual theme/ST  
Other favourites Raise the Titanic
Additional comments  

 

1968
 
Name Lazzarini, Hugo
Year of birth 1948
Gender M
Nationality Argentina
Place of residence Santa Fe
"Hooked" since 1968
Music hook Thunderball
1st introduced Goldfinger
Oldest original recording owned Thunderball (1969)
Fav. movie soundtrack The last Valley / The lion in winter / On her Majesty's SS
Fav. love theme We have all the time in the world / Moviola
Fav. Bond theme/score You only live twice / On her Majesty's SS
Most challenging S/T Deadfall (Romance for guitar and orchestra)
Most unusual theme/ST Boom!
Other favourites Out of Africa; Somewhere in Time; Dances with Wolves; Persuaders theme; Midnight Cowboy ; The Last Valley and all....
Additional comments  

 

1999
 
Name Will Learmont
Year of birth 1994
Gender M
Nationality English
Place of residence Surrey, England
"Hooked" since 1999
Music hook James Bond Theme
1st introduced The Beyondness Of Things
Oldest original recording owned The Ipcress File
Fav. movie soundtrack On Her Majesty's Secret Service
Fav. love theme From Russia With Love
Fav. Bond theme/score On Her Majesty's Secret Service
Most challenging S/T Walkabout
Most unusual theme/ST Boom!
Other favourites Midnight Cowboy, The Quiller Memorandum, A Doll's House, Game Of Death and all the Bond Scores.
Additional comments  

 

1968
 
Name Legue
Year of birth 1955
Gender F
Nationality French
Place of residence Paris
"Hooked" since 1968
Music hook  
1st introduced Goldfinger
Oldest original recording owned The Best of Bond, 1969
Fav. movie soundtrack On Her Majesty's Secret Service
Fav. love theme Out of Africa
Fav. Bond theme/score We Have All the Time in the World
Most challenging S/T  
Most unusual theme/ST  
Other favourites  
Additional comments  

 

1960
 
Name Geoff Leonard
Age 54
Gender M
Nationality English
Place of residence England
"Hooked" since 1960
Music hook Opening drums and guitar sound on Walk, Don't Run
1st introduced Radio Luxembourg
Oldest original recording owned Beat Girl, original LP
Fav. movie soundtrack The Knack
Fav. love theme Robin and Marian
Fav. Bond theme/score Goldfinger Mr Kiss Kiss Bang Bang
Most challenging S/T Jagged Edge
Most unusual theme/ST Boom!
Other favourites The Lion in Winter; Last Valley; Goldfinger; On Her Majesty's Secret Service; Somewhere in Time, and more
Additional comments  

 

1972
 
Name Leonardo, Ricardo
Year of birth 1953
Gender M
Nationality Brazilian
Place of residence Rio de Janeiro
"Hooked" since 1972
Music hook The Persuaders
1st introduced  
Oldest original recording owned Themeology CD 4885822 Columbia, 1997
Fav. movie soundtrack The Knack
Fav. love theme Born Free
Fav. Bond theme/score Thunderball
Most challenging S/T  
Most unusual theme/ST  
Other favourites All!
Additional comments  

 

1979
 
Name Lett, Simon
Age 33
Gender M
Nationality English
Place of residence Garstang, Lancashire
"Hooked" since 1979
Music hook My parents took me to see "Moonraker" when I was 9-yrs-old. Thought the "free-fall" opening sequence looked astonishing on big screen--version of Bond theme used was so exciting!
1st introduced I borrowed the 10th anniversary James Bond album from my cousin in 1979--still haven't returned it!
Oldest original recording owned Man in the Middle
Fav. movie soundtrack The Ipcress File
Fav. love theme Follow Me Instrumental version
Fav. Bond theme/score Diamonds Are Forever--both song and score. It has so many stand-out moments (the pre-titles; journey to Holland; mountaineering outside the White House, etc.
Most challenging S/T Night Games
Most unusual theme/ST The Party's Over
Other favourites Zulu, The Knack, The Wrong Box, You Only Live Twice; Petulia, On Her Majesty's Secret Service ('60s); Tamarind Seed, Robin and Marian, King Kong ('70s) Raise the Titanic, Hammett, Out of Africa (80's); Ruby Cairo, Across the Sea of Time ('90's)
Additional comments  

 

1981
 
Name level
Year of birth 1981
Gender M
Nationality French
Place of residence Paris
"Hooked" since 1997
Music hook Bond soundtrack
1st introduced James bond theme
Oldest original recording owned Octopussy
Fav. movie soundtrack OHMSS
Fav. love theme We have all the time in the world
Fav. Bond theme/score Thunderball
Most challenging S/T  
Most unusual theme/ST  
Other favourites Accross the sea Of time, Out of Africa, Somewhere in Time, all the bond soundtrack
Additional comments my dreams is to see him in live concert, but it may be too late. And what about a collaboration between Arnold and Barry for Casino Royale. Barry for the Main Theme and Arnold for the Action!

 

1980
 
Name Lewis, Brian
Year of birth 1957
Gender M
Nationality British
Place of residence Oxford
"Hooked" since 1980
Music hook The wrong Box
1st introduced The wrong Box
Oldest original recording owned Not sure; I own quite a few
Fav. movie soundtrack Born Free
Fav. love theme Somewhere in Time
Fav. Bond theme/score Born Free [?ed.]
Most challenging S/T Dances with Wolves
Most unusual theme/ST Elsa at Play
Other favourites Mary Queen of Scots and Out of Africa
Additional comments I've collected JB's music for years mainly trying to get hold of a copy of The wrong box (now got 2) so ended up with lots of other JB albums, Singles and CD's. His music has a unique signature and deserves the highest recognition. A truly magnificent composer who will always be a delight to listen to. Thanks J.B

 

1969
 
Name leyland, phil
Year of birth 1954
Gender M
Nationality english
Place of residence manchester
"Hooked" since 1969
Music hook o.h.m.s.s score
1st introduced 'the best of bond' compilation
Oldest original recording owned 'zulu' - 1st vinyl release
Fav. movie soundtrack the lion in winter
Fav. love theme we have all the time in the world
Fav. Bond theme/score o.h.m.s.s
Most challenging S/T ?
Most unusual theme/ST jagged edge
Other favourites deadfall, quiller memorandum, dances with wolves
Additional comments my unforgetable moment- watching him conduct the english chamber orchestra in birmingham in 1998, and i can't believe it took over 30 years for the beautiful track 'dusk at piz gloria' to reach the light of day!

 

19
 
Name Liddell, Alan
Year of birth 1959
Gender M
Nationality British
Place of residence Fife, Scotland
"Hooked" since 1964
Music hook Golfinger
1st introduced Goldfinger
Oldest original recording owned The EMI years Vol 1
Fav. movie soundtrack Midnight Cowboy
Fav. love theme The More Things Change
Fav. Bond theme/score You Only Live Twice
Most challenging S/T  
Most unusual theme/ST  
Other favourites The Girl With The Sun In Her Hair, The Ipcress File, The Persuaders Theme, The Knack
Additional comments  

 

1997
 
Name Lind, Benjamin
Year of birth 1981
Gender M
Nationality German
Place of residence Braunschweig, Lower-Saxony
"Hooked" since 1997
Music hook "Out of Africa"
1st introduced Through the Bond scores
Oldest original recording owned In my case, The 4-CD 40years Collection
Fav. movie soundtrack All Bonds & "Out of Africa"
Fav. love theme "We have all the Time in the World"
Fav. Bond theme/score Hard question! I love ´em all :)
Most challenging S/T  
Most unusual theme/ST Petulia
Other favourites "Maybe Someday", "Zulu", "Raise the Titanic"...can´t name them all :)
Additional comments Keep the legacy alive! JB is the best!

 

1963
 
Name Lucas, Clyde
Year of birth 1951
Gender M
Nationality American
Place of residence California
"Hooked" since 1963
Music hook  
1st introduced From Russia With Love
Oldest original recording owned From Russia With Love
Fav. movie soundtrack  
Fav. love theme Somewhere in Time
Fav. Bond theme/score  
Most challenging S/T  
Most unusual theme/ST  
Other favourites  
Additional comments  

 

1982
 
Name Luker, Sarah
Year of birth 1974
Gender Female
Nationality English
Place of residence England
"Hooked" since 1982
Music hook Bond
1st introduced Bond themes
Oldest original recording owned You only live twice
Fav. movie soundtrack Octopussy
Fav. love theme Out of Africa
Fav. Bond theme/score All of them
Most challenging S/T Mary, Queen of Scots
Most unusual theme/ST The Persuaders
Other favourites All of them - they all have such a distinctive sound. You can tell instinctively that it's a Barry track
Additional comments The man's a legend

 

19
 
Name MacArthur, Joshua
Year of birth 1967
Gender M
Nationality Negro American
Place of residence Philippines
"Hooked" since Don't remember
Music hook  
1st introduced  
Oldest original recording owned  
Fav. movie soundtrack Somewhere in Time
Fav. love theme  
Fav. Bond theme/score  
Most challenging S/T  
Most unusual theme/ST  
Other favourites  
Additional comments I just love his music; his style of composition just does something to me

 

1958
 
Name Ian Macdonald
Year of birth 1947
Gender M
Nationality British
Place of residence Redruth, Cornwall, UK
"Hooked" since 1958
Music hook 'Rodeo' by the JB7
1st introduced JB7 on 6-5 Special & Drumbeat
Oldest original recording owned Zip Zip
Fav. movie soundtrack None - Love 'em all!!
Fav. love theme Too many to mention
Fav. Bond theme/score Like them all
Most challenging S/T White Buffalo
Most unusual theme/ST Bells (aka Murder by Phone)
Other favourites I do not have any Barry score that I don't enjoy listening to
Additional comments I remember JB being interviewed on BBC R2 by John Dunn, who 'threatened' to play one of his JB7 vocals. To Dunn's amazement JB said if he did that he'd walk out!! I understand the embarassment - I too get a slight cringe when playing them! Other than that 53 years of constant musical pleasure following the career of a total musical genius. Rest in Peace John, you will be greatly missed.

 

19
 
Name Madden, Karl
Year of birth 1958
Gender M
Nationality USA
Place of residence New York City
"Hooked" since 2003
Music hook You only live twice
1st introduced 007 flicks
Oldest original recording owned JB Collection
Fav. movie soundtrack You only live twice
Fav. love theme You only live twice
Fav. Bond theme/score You only live twice
Most challenging S/T To be discovered
Most unusual theme/ST To be discovered
Other favourites To be discovered
Additional comments I have visited Hong Kong twice and am strangely compelled by the score of 'You only live twice' - -
I am a songwriter and I'm looking forward to studying his music much more in the near future.

 

2000
 
Name M, Lesley
Year of birth 1978
Gender Female
Nationality Irish
Place of residence South East Ireland
"Hooked" since 2000
Music hook Somewhere in Time
1st introduced Somewhere in Time the Movie
Oldest original recording owned  
Fav. movie soundtrack Somewhere in Time
Fav. love theme "A Day together" from SIT
Fav. Bond theme/score  
Most challenging S/T  
Most unusual theme/ST  
Other favourites Raise the Titanic, Dances with Wolves
Additional comments John Barry's compositions are beautiful beyond words and I play them constantly.

 

19
 
Name Marc, Jean
Year of birth 1970
Gender M
Nationality French
Place of residence Marseilles, France
"Hooked" since  
Music hook  
1st introduced  
Oldest original recording owned  
Fav. movie soundtrack all but Game Of Death
Fav. love theme The Specialist
Fav. Bond theme/score  
Most challenging S/T  
Most unusual theme/ST  
Other favourites  
Additional comments  

 

1980
 
Name Marlene
Year of birth 1948
Gender F
Nationality  
Place of residence Ohio
"Hooked" since 1980
Music hook Somewhere In Time
1st introduced Somewhere In Time
Oldest original recording owned  
Fav. movie soundtrack Somewhere In Time
Fav. love theme  
Fav. Bond theme/score  
Most challenging S/T  
Most unusual theme/ST  
Other favourites  
Additional comments I've wanted to tell Mr Barry how much his music has touched me. The "Somewhere In Time" soundtrack has meant so much throughout the years. Does anyone know where I could send him a letter?
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1988
 
Name Maroillat
Year of birth 1973
Gender F
Nationality French
Place of residence Grenoble, France
"Hooked" since 1988
Music hook Somewhere in Time
1st introduced First time I saw Somewhere in Time on TV
Oldest original recording owned Beat Girl LP (1959)
Fav. movie soundtrack Raise the Titanic
Fav. love theme Somewhere in Time, Robin and Marian
Fav. Bond theme/score We Have All the Time in the World
Most challenging S/T The Lion in Winter
Most unusual theme/ST Jagged Edge
Other favourites Mary Queen of Scots;Across the Sea of Time;Frances;Chaplin;Dance with Wolves; Moviola; Eternal Echoes...
Additional comments John Barry is my favorite composer. His music is still a big part of my life. I have yet to hear music from another composer that affects me as deeply, emotionally, as John Barry's. Listening JB 's music is like being in heaven. My dream is to meet him. I would like to tell Mr Barry how much his music had helped me after my boyfriend’s death.

 

1966
 
Name Martin
Year of birth 1958
Gender M
Nationality English
Place of residence Vancouver, BC, Canada
"Hooked" since Born Free
Music hook 007
1st introduced Born free
Oldest original recording owned  
Fav. movie soundtrack Out of africa
Fav. love theme We have all the time in the world
Fav. Bond theme/score 007
Most challenging S/T  
Most unusual theme/ST  
Other favourites Somewhere in time; High road to china; Dances with wolves; Living daylights;
Additional comments Barry is best for Bond

 

1968
 
Name Mason, Ian
Year of birth 1955
Gender M
Nationality British
Place of residence Coventry, UK
"Hooked" since 1968
Music hook Goldfinger
1st introduced 1968
Oldest original recording owned goldfinger
Fav. movie soundtrack ohmss
Fav. love theme we have all the time in the world
Fav. Bond theme/score On Her Majesty's Secret Service
Most challenging S/T Not sure
Most unusual theme/ST The Whisperers
Other favourites lion in winter, born free, body heat, all the bond soundtracks, king kong, raise the titanic, somewhere in time, frances, boom.
Additional comments What can I say? Mr. Barry is a musical genius as far as I'm concerned.

 

1980
 
Name Matt Manning
Age 28
Gender M
Nationality  
Place of residence United Kingdom
"Hooked" since 1980
Music hook The Black Hole
1st introduced The Black Hole in the cinema and rented on video many times; also earlier Bond movies on t.v. and discovering my parent's copy of The James Bond 10th Anniversary Collection among their LPs
Oldest original recording owned Beat Girl
Fav. movie soundtrack The Whisperers; You Only Live Twice; Deadfall; The Lion in Winter; On Her Majesty's Secret Service; The Last Valley; Walkabout; Game of Death; The Black Hole; Raise the Titanic; The Living Daylights
Fav. love theme Frances; The Scarlet Letter; The Tickle of Original Feeling from Follow Me; Bond Meets Stacy from A View to a Kill; Kara Meets Bond from The Living Daylights; Oona Arrives, from Chaplin;
Fav. Bond theme/score You Only Live Twice We Have All the Time in the World The Moonraker Track "Where Are You?" Mr. Kiss, Bang, Bang This Never Happened to the Other Fella; Safecracker; Battle at Piz Gloria; Death at the Whyte House; Live and Let Die title theme; Flight into Space from Moonraker; The Living Daylights (almost all)
Most challenging S/T

Romance for Guitar and Orchestra. Having to sit through Amy Foster; Beyondness of Things; Enigma; and Eternal Echoes, one after the next without an interval--THAT would be challenging

Most unusual theme/ST Dutchman
Other favourites  
Additional comments  

 

1965
 
Name Marshall, Greg
Year of birth 1954
Gender M
Nationality American
Place of residence St. Louis
"Hooked" since 1965
Music hook From Russia With Love
1st introduced Movie - From Russia with Love
Oldest original recording owned Beat Girl original LP
Fav. movie soundtrack The Last Valley
Fav. love theme Somewhere in Time
Fav. Bond theme/score You Only Live Twice; On Her Majesty's Secret Service
Most challenging S/T Deadfall
Most unusual theme/ST The Ipcress File; The Knack
Other favourites Body Heat; Thunderball; space music-Moonraker; The Lion in Winter; Petulia; Goldfinger; The Whisperers; The Living Daylights; Mid- night Cowboy; Walkabout; too many others to mention.
Additional comments I got hooked in the mid-60s, bit by bit. First it was the Bond scores, then other spy scores, then came Great Movie Sounds of JB, so I got those soundtracks and so on. Deadfall, Midnight Cowboy and the Lion in Winter had a huge impact, as did OHMSS and The Last Valley. The Dove is very underrated. I love the very "British" chase music in The Wrong Box and the late night jazz of Petulia. At the time, I thought the mid-to-late 70s were a dry spell, but in looking back I really enjoy Night Games, Raise the Titanic, Somewhere in Time. Body Heat is a major score. I'm very fond of all the musicals and musical films. It will never happen, but I'd love to hear orchestral suites from Billy, Alice's Adventures (more than just the 3 ballads), Lolita & Passion Flower Hotel. I wish Americans would come out on CD--the "Yesternight Suite" is one of my favorites. I always wondered why JB, in all of his movie theme compilation recordings, never recorded any of his themes from The Lion in Winter and The Last Valley. I'm obviously not counting the two pop-jazz recordings from The Lion in Winter. Finally, my initial attraction to JB's music had a lot to do with those three CBS compilations in the sixties. The photographs were shadowy, the packaging dark, and many of the themes, like The Dutchman, King Rat, The Whisperers, The Ipcress File, and Seance on a Wet Afternoon were stark, mysterious, and intimate, very much the opposite of the Bond scores. An attitude, a personality really came through in this music, and I knew I was listening to a musical voice who had something to say beyond providing a backdrop to a film.

 

1989
 
Name Richard May
Age 31
Gender M
Nationality  
Place of residence United Kingdom
"Hooked" since 1989
Music hook The Living Daylights
1st introduced The Living Daylights
Oldest original recording owned Beat Girl
Fav. movie soundtrack Raise the Titanic
Fav. love theme Robin and Marian
Fav. Bond theme/score You Only Live Twice Meeting in St. Sophia (From Russia with Love)
Most challenging S/T Jagged Edge, perhaps
Most unusual theme/ST Séance on a Wet Afternoon
Other favourites Monte Walsh; Playing by Heart; Somewhere in Time
Additional comments For me, From Russia With Love is just about the only "gimmick free" Bond film..no daft villain, no gadgets, just an excellent movie.

 

1966
 
Name stephen matthews
Year of birth 1957
Gender M
Nationality UK
Place of residence croydon uk
"Hooked" since 1966
Music hook zulu main theme
1st introduced vendetta theme
Oldest original recording owned vendetta single
Fav. movie soundtrack mary queen of scots
Fav. love theme somewhere in time
Fav. Bond theme/score ohmss
Most challenging S/T the last valley
Most unusual theme/ST dutchman
Other favourites ll of them too many to choose
Additional comments able to bring a tear and a rush of blood all in 35mins of music

 

1992
 
Name McAdam, Angela
Year of birth 1968
Gender F
Nationality British
Place of residence Croydon,Surrey
"Hooked" since 1992
Music hook  
1st introduced Somewhere in Time
Oldest original recording owned Don't know. I'ts old. My mum gave it to me.
Fav. movie soundtrack What a Question! Mercury Rising.
Fav. love theme Theme to Indecent Proposal
Fav. Bond theme/score Moonraker
Most challenging S/T Don't know
Most unusual theme/ST Don't think there is one
Other favourites Somewhere in time,Hanover Street,The Specialist, Dances with Wolves and most of the Bond themes. My husband loves the theme to Zulu!
Additional comments Would love to receive more info on John Barry and also if it is possible to get sheet music covers.

 

1983
 
Name McAllister, Rory
Year of birth 1978
Gender M
Nationality British
Place of residence Ascot, Berkshire
"Hooked" since 1983 (5 years old)
Music hook Out of Africa, Dances With Wolves, Somewhere In Time
1st introduced Bond Stuff
Oldest original recording owned From Russia With Love
Fav. movie soundtrack Moonraker
Fav. love theme Main Title (I Had A Farm In Africa) Out of Africa
Fav. Bond theme/score Moonraker
Most challenging S/T Dances With Wolves
Most unusual theme/ST Ipcress File
Other favourites Born Free! Octopussy! A View To A Kill!
Additional comments Saw John Barry at the Royal Albert Hall in London on 28th September 2006! What a legend! Shame it was for the promotion of the new Ten Tenors Album as they 'sang' lyrics to Out of Africa and the John Dunbar Theme from Dances With Wolves which spoiled them slighty. Still, what a legend. Love the bloke! His music is so emotional and my girlfriend and I are big fans!

 

1996
 
Name McCann, Chad
Year of birth 1985
Gender M
Nationality USA
Place of residence Oklahoma City, OK
"Hooked" since 1996
Music hook Somewhere in Time
1st introduced Dances with Wolves
Oldest original recording owned Don't know at the moment
Fav. movie soundtrack Somewhere in Time
Fav. love theme Somewhere in Time
Fav. Bond theme/score Not a big "Bond" fan
Most challenging S/T  
Most unusual theme/ST  
Other favourites [Aside from John Barry] some of my other favorites are John Williams and James Horner
Additional comments  

 

1969
 
Name peter mcgowan
Year of birth 1964
Gender M
Nationality usa
Place of residence texas
"Hooked" since 1969
Music hook born free
1st introduced born free
Oldest original recording owned out of africa
Fav. movie soundtrack dances with wolves
Fav. love theme buffalo hunt (theatrical version)
Fav. Bond theme/score moonraker theme
Most challenging S/T the specialist
Most unusual theme/ST king rat
Other favourites  
Additional comments  

 

1964
 
Name meredith
Year of birth 1946
Gender F
Nationality scottish-american
Place of residence usa
"Hooked" since 1964
Music hook goldfinger
1st introduced goldfinger
Oldest original recording owned  
Fav. movie soundtrack dances with wolves
Fav. love theme somewhere in time
Fav. Bond theme/score robin and Marion
Most challenging S/T  
Most unusual theme/ST  
Other favourites lion in winter, moonraker,Bond themes, dances with wolves
Additional comments as my grandson would say...he's de bomb!!! We really admire his gentle genius!! mailtitle: Information for JB website

 

1963
 
Name Michael
Year of birth 1952
Gender M
Nationality German
Place of residence NRW
"Hooked" since early sixties
Music hook All
1st introduced James Bond Theme
Oldest original recording owned 1962
Fav. movie soundtrack Follow Me / Tamarind Seed
Fav. love theme We have all the Time in the World
Fav. Bond theme/score OHMSS
Most challenging S/T  
Most unusual theme/ST  
Other favourites  
Additional comments Additional: Hello, please inform me, if new Barry CD's are available. I'm also interesting to find contact with other Barry - fans. Your Bootleg - Side is very interisting, but a good bootleg is better than a soundtrack which is never official realized. I hope, John Barry will realize in future many soundtracks from the 60's. His fans are waiting. (THE WRONG BOX) and others.

 

1964
 
Name Milk, Tim
Year of birth  
Gender M
Nationality American (Sicilian; English; German)
Place of residence New York City
"Hooked" since 1964
Music hook  
1st introduced Zulu; Goldfinger
Oldest original recording owned  
Fav. movie soundtrack  
Fav. love theme  
Fav. Bond theme/score  
Most challenging S/T  
Most unusual theme/ST  
Other favourites  
Additional comments I've lately been quite fascinated with the way Mr. Barry's score for Zulu combines with the sound effects, the action, the whole unity of the film and its inertia in movement towards the climax. I am curious, too, about whether the indigenous music is actually so (the Zulu marriage song, the war chants and hymns) and if it is authentically tribal or if he found himself influenced musically in this or another score. The tribal performances work so well in the film's overall texture and give his score, which seems to portray the plight of the British garrison, a poignancy that so well evokes the clash of cultures and the destruction, chaos and waste that results.

 

1977
 
Name milne, gordon
Year of birth 1961
Gender M
Nationality scottish
Place of residence glasgow
"Hooked" since 1977
Music hook the james bond collection (double lp)
1st introduced the james bond collection (double lp)
Oldest original recording owned cutty sark 45
Fav. movie soundtrack the last valley
Fav. love theme indecent proposal
Fav. Bond theme/score o.h.m.s.s.
Most challenging S/T the lion in winter
Most unusual theme/ST jagged edge
Other favourites alice adventures, you only live twice, body heat, the knack
Additional comments  

 

1963
 
Name L. Rodolfo Molina
Age 55
Gender M
Nationality Guatamalan
Place of residence Guatemala, C.A.
"Hooked" since 1963
Music hook james Bond films
1st introduced From Russia with Love soundtrack
Oldest original recording owned Compilation of first 3 Bond themes
Fav. movie soundtrack Last Valley; Legend of the Lone Ranger
Fav. love theme Somewhere in Time
Fav. Bond theme/score On Her Majesty's Secret Service We Have All the Time in the World
Most challenging S/T Deadfall
Most unusual theme/ST Legend OF The Lone Ranger
Other favourites Moviola; Somewhere in Time, Robin and Marian
Additional comments On Her Majesty's Secret Service; Moviola; Somewhere in Time; Goldfinger; Robin and Marian, and more

 

1998
 
Name Moloney, David
Year of birth 1987
Gender M
Nationality Irish
Place of residence Dublin, Ireland
"Hooked" since 1998
Music hook A View to a Kill
1st introduced James Bond Theme
Oldest original recording owned From Russia With Love
Fav. movie soundtrack The Last Valley
Fav. love theme Wine with Stacey (A View to a Kill)
Fav. Bond theme/score A View to a Kill" - John Barry/Duran Duran
Most challenging S/T The Cotton Club
Most unusual theme/ST King Rat
Other favourites Playing By Heart, Dances With Wolves,Body Heat,Deadfall,The Lion in Winter to name a few!
Additional comments John Barry is one of the greatest composers ever, can't wait for the new book! John Barry should be given a Knighthood!

 

1963
 
Name Thom Moore († Nov. 2010)
Age 59
Gender M
Nationality American
Place of residence USA
"Hooked" since 1963
Music hook Born Free
1st introduced From Russia with Love, the movie
Oldest original recording owned Dr. No
Fav. movie soundtrack Somewhere in Time
Fav. love theme Somewhere in Time
Fav. Bond theme/score We Have All the Time in the World Ski Chase (from On Her Majesty's Secret Service)
Most challenging S/T The Lion in Winter
Most unusual theme/ST Four in the Morning
Other favourites The Lion in Winter; Mary, Queen of Scots; The Dove; Robin and Marian; Body Heat; Out of Africa
Additional comments  

 

1972
 
Name carl morris
Year of birth 1961
Gender Male
Nationality english
Place of residence colchester
"Hooked" since 1972
Music hook goldfinger
1st introduced bond themes
Oldest original recording owned beat girl ost
Fav. movie soundtrack quiller memorandum
Fav. love theme dances with wolves
Fav. Bond theme/score on her majestys secret service
Most challenging S/T any involving awkward directors & producers ,i suppose
Most unusual theme/ST why the duck {howard}?
Other favourites romance for guitar and orchestra.and frankly his entire output.
Additional comments farewell john, and thankyou for all the glorious music, that has both elevated many a film seen over the years and been a pleasure to listen to apart from their visuals.

 

1965
 
Name Morris, Keith
Year of birth 1945
Gender M
Nationality Australian
Place of residence Sydney, Australia
"Hooked" since 1965
Music hook The Movie Sounds of John Barry
1st introduced Elizabeth Taylor in London
Oldest original recording owned  
Fav. movie soundtrack Mary, Queen of Scots
Fav. love theme Indecent Proposal
Fav. Bond theme/score Diamonds are Forever
Most challenging S/T Jagged Edge
Most unusual theme/ST Wednesday's Child
Other favourites I reallly love all of JB's work; I can honestly say I have eagerly awaited to hear his latest offering and have never been disap- pointed. He has written some amazing themes with those special melodies and fantastic arrangements. A true master!
Additional comments I can say that in my life I was fortunate in that I "discovered" John Barry early in the piece for me to enjoy his music forever after!

 

1980s
 
Name Moreno, Fernando Gimenez
Year of birth 1978
Gender M
Nationality Spanish
Place of residence Palma de Mallorca
"Hooked" since Mid 1980s
Music hook On Her Majesty's Secret Service theme on the 10th anniver- sary tape
1st introduced Bond films
Oldest original recording owned James Bond 10th Anniversary tape
Fav. movie soundtrack Dances with Wolves
Fav. love theme We Have All the Time in the World
Fav. Bond theme/score Street Chase (Thunderball); The Living Daylights
Most challenging S/T Four in the Morning
Most unusual theme/ST  
Other favourites I love everything Barry, but for me the Bond scores are in a league of their own!
Additional comments If I had been living during the time when JB lived on my island of Mallorca, that would have been wonderful!!!!

 

1965
 
Name Morris, Keith
Year of birth 1945
Gender M
Nationality Australian
Place of residence Sydney, Australia
"Hooked" since 1965
Music hook The Movie Sounds of John Barry
1st introduced Elizabeth Taylor in London
Oldest original recording owned  
Fav. movie soundtrack Mary, Queen of Scots
Fav. love theme Indecent Proposal
Fav. Bond theme/score Diamonds are Forever
Most challenging S/T Jagged Edge
Most unusual theme/ST Wednesday's Child
Other favourites I reallly love all of JB's work; I can honestly say I have eagerly awaited to hear his latest offering and have never been disap- pointed. He has written some amazing themes with those special melodies and fantastic arrangements. A true master!
Additional comments I can say that in my life I was fortunate in that I "discovered" John Barry early in the piece for me to enjoy his music forever after!

 

1984
 
Name Marcus (a.k.a. Mosimann)
Year of birth 1973
Gender M
Nationality German
Place of residence Hanover (the city, not the street)
"Hooked" since 1984
Music hook From Russia With Love
1st introduced From Russia With Love (Movie)
Oldest original recording owned 7" A View To A Kill (1985)
Fav. movie soundtrack The Specialist
Fav. love theme If There Was A Man
Fav. Bond theme/score Diamonds Are Forever
Most challenging S/T Alice In Wonderland
Most unusual theme/ST The Lion In The Winter
Other favourites The Ipcress File, Petulia, On Her Majesty's Secret Service, King Kong, Frances, Until September
Additional comments  

 

1977
 
Name Moyer, Michael
Age 36
Gender M
Nationality American
Place of residence Indianapolis, Indiana
"Hooked" since 1977
Music hook James Bond films
1st introduced Parents bought me several Bond sound- tracks in 1977
Oldest original recording owned Elizabeth Taylor in London
Fav. movie soundtrack On Her Majesty's Secret Service; Mary, Queen of Scots; Follow Me; The Living Daylights
Fav. love theme We Have All the Time in the World
Fav. Bond theme/score On Her Majesty's Secret Service or Diamonds Are Forever
Most challenging S/T Dances with Wolves
Most unusual theme/ST Jagged Edge
Other favourites Raise the Titanic; Enigma; They Might Be Giants; Robin and Marian; Body Heat; Tamarind Seed; all Bond scores, etc.
Additional comments I like quite a few composers, but no one can move me so much with so little effort as JB. He is simply the best, in my opinion.

 

1973
 
Name Khalid Naseem
Age 41
Gender M
Nationality British, via N.Z.
Place of residence Scotland
"Hooked" since early to mid 1970s
Music hook Alice's Adventures; The Adventurer; Persuaders; Great Mysteries, and more
1st introduced Friend of mine introduced me; didn't realize we were listening to same music; He introduced me to other things-- by Barry and that was that!
Oldest original recording owned Gatefold Barry collection, The Adventurer (vinyl), Bond 10 Year Collection gatefold
Fav. movie soundtrack Monte Norman's theme; Lion in Winter; Dances With Wolves, and more
Fav. love theme We Have All the Time in the World; If There Was a Man
Fav. Bond theme/score On Her Majesty's Secret Service; View to a Kill; Moonraker (track) perhaps "Ski Chase" from On Her Majesty's Secret Service or "Murder at the Fair" from The Living Daylights
Most challenging S/T Born Free
Most unusual theme/ST Jagged Edge
Other favourites Midnight Cowboy; Somewhere in Time; Until September; Frances; Hammett; Last Valley; Across the Sea of Time, and more
Additional comments  


 

1990
 
Name nick
Year of birth 1974
Gender M
Nationality united kingdom
Place of residence llangollen
"Hooked" since 1990
Music hook midnight cowdoy
1st introduced buy friend
Oldest original recording owned walk donte run.7 inch columbia recordings.1960
Fav. movie soundtrack dances with wolves, walkbout
Fav. love theme the dove, the appointment, out of africa, indecent proposal
Fav. Bond theme/score the man with the golden gun
Most challenging S/T dances with wolves
Most unusual theme/ST christine (??webmaster??)
Other favourites mister moses, hanover street, monte walsh, the lion in winter, born free. i would say all of his music is special. and very beautiful and warm.
Additional comments thank you very much for the music that u have written. the amount of times that people come up and ask, what's this piece of music, and i say it's john barry and they go, how. if they don't know how he is now then there's no point in explaining, well just say bond and they go oh yeah, i do hope that he puts together a new album of his own. the beyondness of things was a lovely warm feeling album, and eternal echos was sweet. calming to the point of frozen. thank u very much john, i do hope to get to one of your concerts, one day i hope. just waiting for your book now, a life in music. the website is good. it's nice to see that someone has put the time and care to a good website. thank you very much. i will be in touch to find out any new info.

 

19
 
Name Neusa, Maria Gentil Jorge
Year of birth 1949
Gender F
Nationality Brazilian
Place of residence Florianopolis - Santa Catarina
"Hooked" since 1982
Music hook Somewhere in Time
1st introduced Somewhere in Time
Oldest original recording owned Somewhere in Time
Fav. movie soundtrack Somewhere in Time
Fav. love theme Out of Africa
Fav. Bond theme/score Goldfinger
Most challenging S/T Indecent Proposal
Most unusual theme/ST  
Other favourites Dances with Wolves, James Bond Themes, Born Free
Additional comments I love John Barry and I have many CDs. I'd like to get an album with all his songs. Does it exist?

 

1960's
 
Name O'Connor, Peter
Year of birth 1948
Gender M
Nationality English
Place of residence West Midlands
"Hooked" since 1960's
Music hook Backing Adam Faith
1st introduced As above
Oldest original recording owned Ready When You Are: JB
Fav. movie soundtrack Ipcress File
Fav. love theme  
Fav. Bond theme/score From Russia With Love
Most challenging S/T Dances With Wolves
Most unusual theme/ST Lion in Winter
Other favourites Anything he writes!
Additional comments I'd love to see him conduct a concert.

 

1990
 
Name olivares nuñez, alejandra
Year of birth 1969
Gender F
Nationality chilean
Place of residence valparaiso
"Hooked" since the year of dance with wolves
Music hook somewhere in time
1st introduced somewhere in time
Oldest original recording owned raise the titanic
Fav. movie soundtrack frances
Fav. love theme two socks at play ,but this is also a love theme
Fav. Bond theme/score moonraker
Most challenging S/T frances because its dark
Most unusual theme/ST king kong
Other favourites all john barry do likes me, he read my mind and listen to
Additional comments  

 

1975
 
Name Oliver
Year of birth 1969
Gender M
Nationality German / French
Place of residence France
"Hooked" since mid 70's
Music hook the persuaders / the adventurer
1st introduced the persuaders
Oldest original recording owned the ipcress file (decca vinyl) + the whisperers (united artists vinyl)
Fav. movie soundtrack walkabout
Fav. love theme everything by Barry is love...
Fav. Bond theme/score moonraker
Most challenging S/T  
Most unusual theme/ST  
Other favourites Orson Welles great mysteries, this way Mary, Boom !, Lolita, the tamarind seed, 007 and counting, fancy dance, the lion in winter.
Additional comments  

 

1971
 
Name Olson, Mike
Year of birth 1963
Gender M
Nationality white
Place of residence santa rosa calif near san francisco
"Hooked" since 1971
Music hook diamonds are forever title song the power of Shirley's voice really hit a nerve with me even at age 8
1st introduced james bond music
Oldest original recording owned some john barry 7 recordings
Fav. movie soundtrack he used a lot of varieties and styles in Chaplin his chaplinesque cues were fun to listen too
Fav. love theme out of africa main theme
Fav. Bond theme/score the brass sax mix with orhestra really gave this a noir saultry sound
Most challenging S/T mercury rising had some key moments but it really fell flat at some points
Most unusual theme/ST barry always seemed to come up with an innovative and evokative theme especially in his earlier years he seemed to experiment more. his more recent work has been has been less inspiring yet evokes that Barry touch that no other composer can offer . he really evokes a mood that comes from the heart and soul.
Other favourites lion in winter was a classic score from Barry. I love early Bond scores my favorite themes from Bond are you only live twice and on her majesty secret service. Shirley sings goldfinger like nobody else can
Additional comments As I mentioned John Barry is a master of the soul and evoking a mood unlike any other composer working in film. His mastery of melody and lyrism is what made his scores so powerful. the low brass and strings with string harmonies and a counter melody that flowed with the main thematic material so well it drove the drama and flavour of the movie.

 

1965
 
Name ord, ivan
Year of birth 1961
Gender M
Nationality British
Place of residence blyth. north-d
"Hooked" since '65
Music hook you only live twice
1st introduced from russia with love
Oldest original recording owned the bond collection
Fav. movie soundtrack somewhere in time
Fav. love theme the old lady / elise's theme and all the right places.
Fav. Bond theme/score somewhere in time (is not a Bond theme, ed.)
Most challenging S/T zulu
Most unusual theme/ST the persuaders.
Other favourites raise the titanic. the black hole. zulu. dances with wolves. out of africa. indecent proposal. goldfinger. on her majesty's secret service. king kong. the deep. the living daylights. chaplin.
Additional comments from beginning to present, john barry was and still is a genious, with a great knack and an ear for producing splendid music, not just film scores. "the beyondness of things" is a prime example. it has heart and character of its own. He's been an insperation to many other composers that came after. john barry can turn his hand to any genre; an action film can have plenty of pace, while a sad film is full of sorrow. his score give any film the heart to take it along. The story may be the brain to a film, but his scores are the soul. the thing that has interested me about his music is that he's put his gift to any media, films,advertisements and tv. i particularly love the themes that have more than one to the title or end title, like chaplin for instance, or raise the titanic. it manages to add to the film's greatness. i can honestly say that i love his music with a passion, and probably will until the day i die.

 

19
 
Name Overveldt, Ron van
Age 36
Gender M
Nationality Dutch
Place of residence Utrecht, Netherlands
"Hooked" since 1978/79
Music hook Saw re-run of From Russia with Love-found opening titles very special
1st introduced Listenting to Bond scores my brother was playing
Oldest original recording owned Beat Girl (re-issue); From Russia with Love (mono); Zulu; Goldfinger (mono)
Fav. movie soundtrack The Lion in Winter
Fav. love theme Love theme from Dances With Wolves
Fav. Bond theme/score Goldfinger
Most challenging S/T The Lion in Winter
Most unusual theme/ST Jagged Edge; Bells
Other favourites Deadfall; Last Valley; Mary Queen of Scots; Frances; all Barry-Bond music; The Knack; Body Heat; Boom!; Hammet; Chaplin, and more.
Additional comments  

 

1976
 
Name Paige, Enos
Year of birth 1958
Gender M
Nationality black
Place of residence rochester ny
"Hooked" since 1976
Music hook the deep with donna summer singing
1st introduced 76
Oldest original recording owned none
Fav. movie soundtrack the deep
Fav. love theme  
Fav. Bond theme/score  
Most challenging S/T  
Most unusual theme/ST  
Other favourites  
Additional comments the last time i heard the deep it was on 8track is it on cd if so where can i get at i been looking for a long time thanks

 

1960
 
Name Parker Mace, Raymond
Year of birth 1946
Gender M
Nationality English
Place of residence UK/USA
"Hooked" since 1960
Music hook Walkabout
1st introduced Walk Don't Run
Oldest original recording owned Beat Girl
Fav. movie soundtrack Out of Africa
Fav. love theme We have all the Time in the World
Fav. Bond theme/score Playing by Heart [?? ed.]
Most challenging S/T Chaplin
Most unusual theme/ST Wrong Box
Other favourites Somewhere in Time, Playing by Heart, Deadfall, Born Free
Additional comments Having the good fortune to see, hear and meet Barry twice at the Albert Hall, I can confirm that he is without question a man in a class of his own.

 

1960
 
Name Parker Mace, Raymond
Year of birth 1946
Gender M
Nationality English
Place of residence UK/USA
"Hooked" since 1960
Music hook Walkabout
1st introduced Walk Don't Run
Oldest original recording owned Beat Girl
Fav. movie soundtrack Out of Africa
Fav. love theme We have all the Time in the World
Fav. Bond theme/score Playing by Heart [?? ed.]
Most challenging S/T Chaplin
Most unusual theme/ST Wrong Box
Other favourites Somewhere in Time, Playing by Heart, Deadfall, Born Free
Additional comments Having the good fortune to see, hear and meet Barry twice at the Albert Hall, I can confirm that he is without question a man in a class of his own.

 

1983
 
Name Patrick, Christopher
Year of birth 1962
Gender M
Nationality Australian
Place of residence Queensland
"Hooked" since 1983
Music hook the signature cello and harp arpeggios
1st introduced The Last Valley
Oldest original recording owned Born Free
Fav. movie soundtrack The Lion In Winter, Frances
Fav. love theme Jagged Edge
Fav. Bond theme/score Moonraker
Most challenging S/T King Kong
Most unusual theme/ST The White Buffalo
Other favourites The Last Valley, The Ipcress File, Somewhere In Time, King Kong, The Living Daylights, Cry The Beloved Country, Enigma
Additional comments The valley theme from The Last Valley first awakened my deep and lasting appreciation of John Barry's music. My mother was a big movie buff, introducing me as a young child to that & other Barry films like Zulu & The Lion In Winter. Years later I studied cello and sought out these soundtracks while at college. That was when the floodgates well and truly opened. I love Barry's signature style of giving the cellos and harp broken chords or arpeggios, adding a rich extra layer to the main melodic themes and countermelodies (Frances and Out Of Africa both good examples). I miss JB's gift of melody in the scores of today ... I'd love him to score one more Bond to show the others how it's done.

 

1992
 
Name Patrick
Year of birth 1975
Gender M
Nationality Dutch
Place of residence Etten-Leur, Brabant
"Hooked" since 1992
Music hook Started with Bond Soundtracks
1st introduced A View To A Kill
Oldest original recording owned Goldfinger
Fav. movie soundtrack Dances With Wolves
Fav. love theme Robin & Marian Love Theme
Fav. Bond theme/score The Living Daylights
Most challenging S/T The Chase
Most unusual theme/ST Jagged Edge
Other favourites The Ipcres File; Ruby Cairo; King Kong; The Chase; Body Heat; Hammett; The Lion In Winter and many many more!
Additional comments John Barry should definitely replace David Arnold, cause David doesn't got the Bond charm at all! and I also hope that Mr Barry comes back soon to compose the music for a new film.

 

1978
 
Name Patrik
Year of birth 1952
Gender M
Nationality Francaise
Place of residence Menton - France
"Hooked" since 1978
Music hook James Bond Theme
1st introduced You only live twice
Oldest original recording owned You only live twice
Fav. movie soundtrack Body Heat
Fav. love theme Out Of Africa
Fav. Bond theme/score  
Most challenging S/T Last Valley
Most unusual theme/ST  
Other favourites All
Additional comments For me, music is John Barry!

 

1990
 
Name Paul
Year of birth 1934
Gender M
Nationality Canadian
Place of residence Burlington, Ontario
"Hooked" since 1990
Music hook Soft -ie The Beyondness of Things
1st introduced James Bond
Oldest original recording owned Moviola
Fav. movie soundtrack Dances with Wolves
Fav. love theme If There was a man
Fav. Bond theme/score Diamonds are Forever
Most challenging S/T Enigma
Most unusual theme/ST  
Other favourites Collecting as many JB CD's as I can find.
Additional comments  

 

1998
 
Name Peckham, Levi
Year of birth 1976
Gender M
Nationality American
Place of residence Minneapolis, MN, USA
"Hooked" since 1998
Music hook From Russia with Love
1st introduced Berklee College of Music; Film Music History
Oldest original recording owned Mono vinyl versions of 007 soundtracks, beginning with From Russia with Love
Fav. movie soundtrack On Her Majesty's Secret Service
Fav. love theme We Have All the Time in the World; You Only Live Twice
Fav. Bond theme/score On Her Majesty's Secret Service
Most challenging S/T Moviola, because I love the originals (and the original tempos) so much more.
Most unusual theme/ST Howard the Duck - Yuck!
Other favourites All 007 scores, particularly From Russia with Love and On Her Majesty's Secret Service
Additional comments Looking forward to the updated version of "A Life in Music" -- awesome, informative site.

 

2002
 
Name Pekka
Year of birth 1989
Gender M
Nationality Finland
Place of residence Helsinki
"Hooked" since 2002
Music hook A View To A Kill Soundtrack
1st introduced  
Oldest original recording owned  
Fav. movie soundtrack A View To A Kill
Fav. love theme  
Fav. Bond theme/score A View To A Kill, Golden Gate Fight, Airship To Silicon Valley
Most challenging S/T  
Most unusual theme/ST  
Other favourites  
Additional comments  

 

1972
 
Name Penberthy, Noel
Year of birth 1960
Gender M
Nationality British
Place of residence Hartlepool UK
"Hooked" since 1972
Music hook Goldfinger
1st introduced TV Commercials sunsilk Persuaders etc Cinema trips
Oldest original recording owned Goldfinger original uk LP
Fav. movie soundtrack Dances With Wolves
Fav. love theme  
Fav. Bond theme/score 007
Most challenging S/T White buffalo
Most unusual theme/ST Starcrash
Other favourites Zulu Ipcriss File, Follow Me, The Chase, You Oly Live Twice, Everything really
Additional comments Ive been a fan for a long time now, i had the pleasure to meet the great man in London years ago, with Robert Wood. A true gentleman and a master of the art sadly i missed the last concert and hopefully there will be another one soon. Got the new Bonds on dvd for Christmas superb in 5.1

 

1972
 
Name Pepper, David
Year of birth 1962
Gender M
Nationality British
Place of residence Exeter
"Hooked" since 1972
Music hook Diamonds are Forever
1st introduced Diamonds are Forever
Oldest original recording owned Best of Bond
Fav. movie soundtrack OHMSS
Fav. love theme We Have All the Time in the World
Fav. Bond theme/score The Last Valley (that's not Bond! rr)
Most challenging S/T Walkabout
Most unusual theme/ST Monkey Feathers
Other favourites Raise the Titanic, Dances with Wolves, Goldfinger, Playing By Heart
Additional comments  

 

1967
 
Name Phillips, James
Year of birth 1958
Gender M
Nationality American
Place of residence New York
"Hooked" since 1967
Music hook You Only Live Twice
1st introduced Goldfinger
Oldest original recording owned Thunderball lp
Fav. movie soundtrack The Lion in Winter
Fav. love theme Love Among the Ruins
Fav. Bond theme/score OHMSS
Most challenging S/T Dances with Wolves
Most unusual theme/ST The Black Hole
Other favourites  
Additional comments  

 

1985
 
Name Piedad, Jorge de la
Age 32
Gender M
Nationality Spanish
Place of residence Bilbao, Spain
"Hooked" since 1985
Music hook A View to a Kill
1st introduced Bond films on TV
Oldest original recording owned Goldfinger
Fav. movie soundtrack Chaplin
Fav. love theme We Have All the Time in the World - Sail the Summer Winds
Fav. Bond theme/score On Her Majesty's Secret Service
Most challenging S/T Hammett
Most unusual theme/ST The Deep
Other favourites All Bond scores; The Me I Never Knew; Dances with Wolves; The Persuaders; The Tamarind Seed; Robin and Marian; The Specialist; The Corn is Green (theme); Until September (the difficult task is choosing none!)
Additional comments Barry back on a Bond film? Who knows? Ms. Broccoli, WAKE UP!

 

1989
 
Name Pietrzkowski, Janusz
Age 24
Gender M
Nationality Polish
Place of residence Lódz, Poland
"Hooked" since 1989
Music hook Bond films
1st introduced One of the classic Bond films
Oldest original recording owned Goldfinger (not remastered - '88)
Fav. movie soundtrack Dances with Wolves
Fav. love theme Indecent Proposal
Fav. Bond theme/score On Her Majesty's Secret Service
Most challenging S/T The Lion in Winter
Most unusual theme/ST The Jagged Edge
Other favourites Chaplin; Midnight Cowboy; Raise the Titanic; The Persuaders; You Only Live Twice; The Last Valley; Somewhere in Time; Body Heat; A View to a Kill; The Living Daylights; The Specialist; The Beyondness of Things; Eternal Echoes; Playing by Heart; The Cotton Club; Ruby Cairo; Out of Africa; High Road to China; King Kong, and many more….
Additional comments What can I say? John Barry is the greatest composer on the planet!

 

1957
 
Name

Pitwell, Iain

Year of birth 1944
Gender M
Nationality british
Place of residence Woking, surrey
"Hooked" since 1957
Music hook rodeo
1st introduced rodeo
Oldest original recording owned The big beat ep
Fav. movie soundtrack From russia with love
Fav. love theme the girl with the sun in her hair
Fav. Bond theme/score the chase
Most challenging S/T the chase
Most unusual theme/ST the whisperers
Other favourites The ipcress file, dances with wolves, All Bond tracks, I also have a great fondness for Stringbeat.
Additional comments Truly the greatest film music composer of all time, I Am fortunate to know Les Reed and almost met JB at his daughter Donnas wedding, but JB was sick and did not attend, I was gutted at the time !!!

 

1960
 
Name povey, roy
Year of birth 1944
Gender M
Nationality british
Place of residence sittingbourne
"Hooked" since 1960
Music hook hit and miss
1st introduced bees knees
Oldest original recording owned hit and miss
Fav. movie soundtrack the man with the golden gun
Fav. love theme out of africa
Fav. Bond theme/score moonraker
Most challenging S/T  
Most unusual theme/ST  
Other favourites  
Additional comments  

 

1990
 
Name prabhakar p
Year of birth 1977
Gender M
Nationality Indian
Place of residence Bangalore, India
"Hooked" since 1990
Music hook James Bond Theme
1st introduced Born Free
Oldest original recording owned James Bond Theme
Fav. movie soundtrack Midnight Cowboy
Fav. love theme Out of Africa
Fav. Bond theme/score You only live twice
Most challenging S/T King Rat
Most unusual theme/ST The Deep
Other favourites  
Additional comments  

 

19Late seventies
 
Name Nigel Preece
Year of birth 1965
Gender Male
Nationality British
Place of residence Aldridge, West Midlands
"Hooked" since Late seventies
Music hook Space March
1st introduced The Persuaders
Oldest original recording owned Zulu
Fav. movie soundtrack Dead heat between Deadfall, and bonds frm Thunderball to On her Majestys ...
Fav. love theme  
Fav. Bond theme/score Thunderball to On her Majestys . . .
Most challenging S/T Dances with Wolves
Most unusual theme/ST The Cool Mikado
Other favourites King Rat, The Knack, Zulu, Seance on a wet Afternoon, Mary Queen of Scots, The Deep, Lion in Winter, Lone Ranger, The Chase, The Living Daylights, Moonraker, A View to a Kill, The Specialist, (need I go on).
Additional comments His music spoke to you. It knocked me cold, and made both cry and smile, it made my hairs stand on back of my neck, and my nerves jingle with excitement.

 

2004
 
Name Price, Peter
Year of birth 1971
Gender M
Nationality English
Place of residence Birmingham
"Hooked" since 2004
Music hook  
1st introduced James Bond theme
Oldest original recording owned Only own CDs
Fav. movie soundtrack Dances with Wolves
Fav. love theme Chinese Wedding theme
Fav. Bond theme/score Ipcress File main theme.
Most challenging S/T  
Most unusual theme/ST  
Other favourites I also like the 60s John Barry Seven music.
Additional comments My appreciation grows with every new soundtrack I buy.

 

1971
 
Name pursey, james
Year of birth 1962
Gender M
Nationality british
Place of residence london
"Hooked" since 1971
Music hook diamonds are forever
1st introduced diamonds are forever
Oldest original recording owned goldfinger motion picture score
Fav. movie soundtrack king kong
Fav. love theme out of africa
Fav. Bond theme/score you only live twice
Most challenging S/T  
Most unusual theme/ST  
Other favourites somewhere in time
Additional comments Will 'King Kong' ever come out on CD?

 

1982
 
Name Pyne, Amanda
Year of birth 1967
Gender F
Nationality English
Place of residence London
"Hooked" since 1982
Music hook The Persuaders
1st introduced  
Oldest original recording owned Moonraker
Fav. movie soundtrack Midnight Cowboy
Fav. love theme Fun City - Midnight Cowboy
Fav. Bond theme/score You Only Live Twice
Most challenging S/T The Lion In Winter
Most unusual theme/ST  
Other favourites Early Bonds, Dances With Wolves, Out Of Africa
Additional comments I love his distinctive use of brass and strings. Very happy to hear his influences in other composer's work e.g David Arnold

 

1981
 
Name Pyne, Danny
Year of birth 1967
Gender M
Nationality English
Place of residence London
"Hooked" since 1981
Music hook Theme from The Persuaders
1st introduced Old '45s
Oldest original recording owned Beat Girl LP (signed)
Fav. movie soundtrack Deadfall; The Lion in Winter; and Playing by Heart
Fav. love theme "Fun City" from Midnight Cowboy
Fav. Bond theme/score You Only Live Twice
Most challenging S/T The Last Valley
Most unusual theme/ST The Deep; The Knack; This Way Mary; The Beyondness of Things; Wednesday's Child; Walkabout (the mandolin version)
Other favourites  
Additional comments A new live album, please, JB!

 

1991
 
Name Leo R.
Age 22
Gender M
Nationality  
Place of residence Netherlands
"Hooked" since 1991
Music hook James Bond 007
1st introduced 007 movies on television
Oldest original recording owned LP- The Persuaders CD - The Living Daylights From Russia With Love (CD re-release)
Fav. movie soundtrack Dances with Wolves
Fav. love theme We Have all the Time in the World; Robin and Marian
Fav. Bond theme/score On Her Majesty's Secret Service Gumbold's safe break; flight into space
Most challenging S/T Keeping a straight face while scoring Game of Death, Starcrash, Moonraker, Howard the Duck, etc.
Most unusual theme/ST Séance on a Wet Afternoon
Other favourites Walkabout; Robin and Marian; The Last Valley; Ruby Cairo; Chaplin; Indecent Proposal
Additional comments  

 

1959
 
Name Raggett, Stephen
Year of birth 1954
Gender M
Nationality English
Place of residence Wokingham
"Hooked" since 1959
Music hook Dances with Wolves
1st introduced Goldfinger
Oldest original recording owned Zulu
Fav. movie soundtrack Goldfinger
Fav. love theme Dances with Wolves
Fav. Bond theme/score A View To a Kill
Most challenging S/T Out Of Africa
Most unusual theme/ST Body Heat
Other favourites Thunderball, You only live Twice, The Lion in Winter, Born Free, Zulu, Rraise the Titanic, On her Majest's Secret services
Additional comments You are the best composer of all time and you are my fav

 

1969
 
Name Ragheb, Mohamed
Year of birth 1960
Gender M
Nationality Canadian
Place of residence Toronto, Ontario
"Hooked" since 1969
Music hook Bond soundtracks
1st introduced  
Oldest original recording owned On Her Majesty's Secret Service
Fav. movie soundtrack Somewhere in Time
Fav. love theme We Have All the Time in the World
Fav. Bond theme/score On Her Majesty's Secret Service
Most challenging S/T  
Most unusual theme/ST  
Other favourites  
Additional comments  

 

1977
 
Name Jose Ramirez
Age 39
Gender M
Nationality  
Place of residence Spain
"Hooked" since 1977
Music hook Robin and Marian; Goldfinger; Diamonds are Forever
1st introduced Seeing Bond movies
Oldest original recording owned LPs- Dr. No and From Russia with Love
Fav. movie soundtrack Robin and Marian; Body Heat
Fav. love theme Robin and Marian
Fav. Bond theme/score Diamonds Are Forever; All Time High; Goldfinger; We Have All the Time in the World That's My Little Octopussy; Into Vienna
Most challenging S/T Dances with Wolves
Most unusual theme/ST Bells
Other favourites All of his scores, less "Boom!"
Additional comments  

 

1973
 
Name Raul
Year of birth 1957
Gender M
Nationality argentine
Place of residence Buenos Aires
"Hooked" since 1973
Music hook The persuaders theme
1st introduced Born free
Oldest original recording owned Man in the middle
Fav. movie soundtrack Out of africa
Fav. love theme Somewhere in time
Fav. Bond theme/score on her majestic secret service
Most challenging S/T the last valley
Most unusual theme/ST inside moves
Other favourites Follow me, Tamarind seed, Wrong box, Quiller memorandum, Cry of the beloved country
Additional comments He is a master and I hope he composes a new score soon.

 

1975
 
Name Steve Rawdon
Age 51
Gender M
Nationality British
Place of residence New Zealand
"Hooked" since 1975
Music hook The Dove soundtrack
1st introduced Seeing The Dove on British Airways
Oldest original recording owned Born Free LP
Fav. movie soundtrack Dances with Wolves
Fav. love theme Love theme from Dances with Wolves
Fav. Bond theme/score On Her Majesty's Secret Service We Have All lthe Time in the World
Most challenging S/T Dances with Wolves
Most unusual theme/ST Howard the Duck
Other favourites Raise the Titanic; Somewhere in Time; Born Free; Across the Sea of Time and more.
Additional comments There are just so many pieces, it's hard to be specific. I love the John Dunbar theme and Two Socks at Play from Dances with Wolves

 

1967
 
Name Reeve, Nicolas
Year of birth 1959
Gender M
Nationality british
Place of residence Matawan, NJ, USA
"Hooked" since 1967
Music hook goldfinger
1st introduced zulu
Oldest original recording owned not shure
Fav. movie soundtrack ipcress file
Fav. love theme somewhere in time
Fav. Bond theme/score  
Most challenging S/T  
Most unusual theme/ST  
Other favourites  
Additional comments  

 

1965
 
Name Reeves, Gordon
Age 40+
Gender M
Nationality  
Place of residence Buffalo, New York
"Hooked" since 1965
Music hook The Chateau Fight
1st introduced Thunderball
Oldest original recording owned Unable to verify
Fav. movie soundtrack You Only Live Twice; The Lion in Winter; Dances with Wolves
Fav. love theme We Have All the Time in the World
Fav. Bond theme/score You Only Live Twice
Most challenging S/T  
Most unusual theme/ST  
Other favourites Too many to mention, but eventually I'll share more…
Additional comments As a writer for The Hollywood Reporter in the late '70s, I had the paramount pleasure(s) of meeting John, attending the premier of "Moonraker, catching up with him the next day at his home for an in-depth interview; attending the scoring sessions for "Night Games" and "Somewhere in Time" and found out, first-hand, that John's not only a world-class talent but a world-class human being.

 

1979
 
Name Reid, James
Age 32
Gender M
Nationality British
Place of residence Nottingham
"Hooked" since 1979
Music hook On Her Majesty's Secret Service
1st introduced OHMSS on television
Oldest original recording owned Dr. No
Fav. movie soundtrack Any of the Bond scores done by Barry; The Deep; Séance on a Wet Afternoon
Fav. love theme  
Fav. Bond theme/score On Her Majesty's Secret Service
Most challenging S/T The Last Valley
Most unusual theme/ST The Deep
Other favourites Anything Barry has done turns to excitement--TV and movies just unreal
Additional comments The man is a god when it comes to scores. May he carry on for years to come and bring us much musical joy.

 

1980s
 
Name Richards, Leigh
Age 37
Gender M
Nationality Welsh/British
Place of residence Swansea, Wales
"Hooked" since early 1980s
Music hook Walkabout
1st introduced TV Screening of You Only Live Twice -1977
Oldest original recording owned Moviola
Fav. movie soundtrack Walkabout
Fav. love theme Somewhere in Time
Fav. Bond theme/score You Only Live Twice
Most challenging S/T Deadfall/ Lion in Winter
Most unusual theme/ST A few--won't mention here
Other favourites King Kong love theme; Robin & Marian love theme; Out of Africa theme; Persuaders theme; The Deep; Midnight Cowboy theme; They Might Be Giants; The Last Valley
Additional comments JB's up there with the other greats of film music scoring, Ennio Morricone and Miklos Rosza! Any JB fan will have films for which he composed the music among their favorite movies--a sure sign of a "Barry devotee!"

 

1968
 
Name John Rock
Age 55
Gender M
Nationality American
Place of residence Utah, USA
"Hooked" since 1968
Music hook The Girl with the Sun in Her Hair
1st introduced Roommate plays John Barry LP at Univ. of Florida
Oldest original recording owned No original recordings-all recent
Fav. movie soundtrack The Living Daylights
Fav. love theme Somewhere in Time
Fav. Bond theme/score We Have All the Time in the World; Theme when Kara is apprehended during the Living Daylights
Most challenging S/T  
Most unusual theme/ST Closing theme from Moonraker the fast version by Shirley Bassey
Other favourites Wolf Theme and Love Theme from Dances with Wolves
Additional comments My wife is a peach for doing all this work--actually I wrote that (Judy)

 

20..
 
Name Judy Rock
Age won't tell
Gender American
Nationality Utah, USA
Place of residence Not hooked yet but getting there
"Hooked" since  
Music hook Married John Rock
1st introduced  
Oldest original recording owned Same as above
Fav. movie soundtrack The Living Daylights
Fav. love theme Variation on If There Was a Man when Bond awaits Kara to the symphony hall in the rain--highly romantic and sexually charged, from a woman's point of view
Fav. Bond theme/score Body Heat -- very provocative
Most challenging S/T Dances with Wolves
Most unusual theme/ST Don't know-just a neophyte
Other favourites We Have All the Time in the World; Midnight Cowboy (one of the first Barry songs I learned to play on piano)
Additional comments I'm your loyal survey composer--great learning exper. re: Barry, and you may just get me hooked yet.

 

19
 
Name Rodrigues, Stewart
Age 56
Gender M
Nationality British
Place of residence Tasmania, Australia
"Hooked" since 1960
Music hook James Bond theme and as backing for Adam Faith
1st introduced Event-music at a teenage party
Oldest original recording owned Beat Girl
Fav. movie soundtrack On Her Majesty's Secret Service
Fav. love theme Girl with the Sun in Her Hair
Fav. Bond theme/score Main Bond theme
Most challenging S/T Out of Africa, Stringbeat
Most unusual theme/ST  
Other favourites  
Additional comments  

 

1985
 
Name Rodriguez, Jose Maria
Year of birth 1977
Gender M
Nationality Spain
Place of residence Madrid
"Hooked" since somewhere along the mid-eighties?
Music hook 'Out of Africa' + 'You Only Live Twice'
1st introduced You Only Live Twice
Oldest original recording owned Out of Africa Vinyl
Fav. movie soundtrack Out of Africa
Fav. love theme Can't Decide, It's Impossible!
Fav. Bond theme/score The Living Daylights
Most challenging S/T The Beyondness of Things (The Horse Whisperer that should have been)
Most unusual theme/ST The Whisperers
Other favourites Everything that started a bit after the 'John Barry Seven' era.
Additional comments I like a number of film composers (Jerry Goldsmith, John Williams, Basil Poledouris, Vangelis...even the early James Horner at times), but none of them do to my insides what JB does. It's electricity coursing through the whole body. It's Majestic, sweeping. I just can't get enough.

 

1985
 
Name Roosendael, Chris Van
Year of birth 1972
Gender M
Nationality Belgian
Place of residence Antwerp
"Hooked" since 1985
Music hook A view to a kill
1st introduced A view to a kill
Oldest original recording owned A view to a kill, The living Daylights
Fav. movie soundtrack From Russia With love
Fav. love theme A view to a kill
Fav. Bond theme/score A view to a kill , The living daylights, If there... waltz
Most challenging S/T Out Of Africa
Most unusual theme/ST Dances with wolves
Other favourites Everything he has made
Additional comments All those chords movements in "A view to a kill...", in a superb manner.John Barry fans are also welcome to visit my site. I write also music, songs and symphonic themes! www.freewebs.com/chrisvanroosendael

 

1997
 
Name ross, andrew
Year of birth 1978
Gender M
Nationality british
Place of residence southampton
"Hooked" since 1997
Music hook you only live twice
1st introduced ipcress file
Oldest original recording owned goldfinger
Fav. movie soundtrack a view to a kill
Fav. love theme all the time in the world
Fav. Bond theme/score you only live twice
Most challenging S/T hit and miss
Most unusual theme/ST hit and miss
Other favourites the girl with the sun in her hair, moonraker, beat fot the beatniks, the living daylights, the ipcress file, 'bond look alike' from octopussy
Additional comments nobody does it better than the Barry. David Arnold is the next best thing tho, and long may he continue with future Bond scores. I am amazed that he gets dissed for sounding too much like Barry, and then gets dissed when he does not sound enough like him.

 

19
 
Name Roth, Michael
Year of birth 1955
Gender M
Nationality American
Place of residence Cleveland, Ohio
"Hooked" since 1980
Music hook Somewhere In Time
1st introduced Body Heat
Oldest original recording owned  
Fav. movie soundtrack Somewhere in Time
Fav. love theme Somewhere in Time
Fav. Bond theme/score Somewhere in Time (?)
Most challenging S/T Peggy Sue Got Married
Most unusual theme/ST  
Other favourites Peggy Sue Got Married, Body Heat, Dances with Wolves, Swept from the Sea
Additional comments  

 

1974
 
Name Rozemeyer, Ruud (webmaster)
Year of birth 1959
Gender M
Nationality Dutch
Place of residence Beverwijk, The Netherlands
"Hooked" since 1974
Music hook Thunderball in cinema (repeat) followed by The Man With the Golden Gun
1st introduced Thunderball in cinema; but had heard Goldfinger, Midnight Cowboy, Born Free on radio; heard "Florida Fantasy" as a tv theme on Dutch TV; Orson Welles' Great Mysteries; all without realising at first
Oldest original recording owned Dr. No, From Russia With Love LPs.
Fav. movie soundtrack The Last Valley
Fav. love theme The Last Valley Theme, "To Love And Be Loved", sung by Corina Brouder
Fav. Bond theme/score OHMSS, The Living Daylights
Most challenging S/T The Lion in Winter; The Last Valley
Most unusual theme/ST Jagged Edge (very good!); Bells; Dutchman; Mr. Moses (from what I know from Silva collection)
Other favourites On Her Majesty's Secret Service; The Living Daylights; Body Heat; Americans (non-soundtrack); Playing by Heart; Hammett
Additional comments  

 

2002
 
Name Russell
Year of birth 1981
Gender M
Nationality British
Place of residence Sheffield, England
"Hooked" since 2002
Music hook Raise the Titanic
1st introduced 1989 with "Raise the Titanic"
Oldest original recording owned  
Fav. movie soundtrack Dances with Wolves
Fav. love theme Love Theme from Dances with Wolves
Fav. Bond theme/score The Living Daylights
Most challenging S/T  
Most unusual theme/ST "Elegy" from Eternal Echoes
Other favourites Moonraker; Raise the Titanic; On Her Majesty's Secret Service; Out of Africa; Moviola; A View to a Kill
Additional comments  

 

1962
 
Name Russell, Roger
Year of birth 1945
Gender M
Nationality American
Place of residence Houston, Texas, USA
"Hooked" since 1962
Music hook Goldfinger
1st introduced Goldfinger
Oldest original recording owned  
Fav. movie soundtrack Dances With Wolves
Fav. love theme Hanover Street
Fav. Bond theme/score Out of Africa
Most challenging S/T Zulu
Most unusual theme/ST  
Other favourites Somewhere in Time; The Last Valley; Born Free; Eleanor and Franklin; The Lion in Winter; Enigma; Sheesh! All of them.
Additional comments Lost my first love of 32 years and almost my life when she died.

Found a new love and remarried five years ago, a sheltered girl who didn't know John Barry. What a pleasure to introduce her. It was love at first sound for her. We have gone to sleep every night of our five year marriage to the sound track "Out of Africa". I think she loves John Barry more than me.

 

19
 
Name Ryan
Year of birth 1987
Gender M
Nationality American
Place of residence Fort Wayne, IN
"Hooked" since 1998
Music hook You Only Live Twice
1st introduced The opening to You Only Live Twice
Oldest original recording owned From Russia with Love
Fav. movie soundtrack You Only Live Twice
Fav. love theme We Have All The Time In The World
Fav. Bond theme/score You Only Live Twice and Diamonds are Forever
Most challenging S/T Jagged Edge
Most unusual theme/ST Mr.Wint and Mr.Kidd from Diamonds are Forever
Other favourites Goldfinger, On Her Majesty's Secret Service, Diamonds are Forever, Moonraker, A View to a Kill, and The Living Daylights. And Out of Africa, Somewhere in Time, and The Whisperers.
Additional comments I really miss John Barry's touch with the Bond films. I hope he comes back to them soon.

 

1999
 
Name Saavedra, Fernando
Year of birth 1969
Gender M
Nationality Mexicano
Place of residence Monterrey, México
"Hooked" since 1999
Music hook The Living Daylights
1st introduced Out of Africa
Oldest original recording owned Dr. No
Fav. movie soundtrack Somewhere in Time; Alternate End Titles from The Living Daylights
Fav. love theme Somewhere in Time; End Titles from The Living Daylights
Fav. Bond theme/score Moonraker; The Living Daylights
Most challenging S/T The Whisperers
Most unusual theme/ST Dutchman
Other favourites Until September; King Kong; Walkabout; Cry, the Beloved Country; Mercury Rising, The Beyondness of Thing
Additional comments I love especially the music of the period between 1976-today

 

1970
 
Name Sadowitz, Jerry
Year of birth 1961
Gender M
Nationality American
Place of residence London
"Hooked" since 1970
Music hook The Persuaders; Girl with the Sun in Her Hair
1st introduced  
Oldest original recording owned  
Fav. movie soundtrack Mary, Queen of Scots
Fav. love theme The Appointment
Fav. Bond theme/score On Her Majesty's Secret Service; Diamonds Are Forever
Most challenging S/T  
Most unusual theme/ST  
Other favourites  
Additional comments  

 

1971
 
Name Vincent Sandfort
Age 45
Gender M
Nationality Dutch
Place of residence Netherlands
"Hooked" since 1971
Music hook The Persuaders Girl with the Sun in Her Hair
1st introduced The Persuaders Goldfinger at the movies
Oldest original recording owned Dr. No
Fav. movie soundtrack Body Heat
Fav. love theme Lolita
Fav. Bond theme/score Diamonds are Forever 007 and Counting
Most challenging S/T The Last Valley
Most unusual theme/ST Moon Buggy Ride from Diamonds Are Forever
Other favourites Beat Girl; Petulia; Raise the Titanic; The Knack; Walkabout
Additional comments  

 

2005
 
Name santos, juno
Year of birth 1988
Gender M
Nationality Filipino
Place of residence Manila
"Hooked" since 2005
Music hook Somewhere In Time, Out Of Africa
1st introduced Somewhere In Time
Oldest original recording owned  
Fav. movie soundtrack Somewhere In Time
Fav. love theme Somewhere In Time
Fav. Bond theme/score  
Most challenging S/T  
Most unusual theme/ST  
Other favourites  
Additional comments JB Rocks!

 

1988
 
Name Sarah
Year of birth 1973
Gender F
Nationality British
Place of residence Warwick
"Hooked" since 1988
Music hook The Persuaders
1st introduced The Persuaders
Oldest original recording owned Dr No Soundtrack
Fav. movie soundtrack The Lion in Winter
Fav. love theme Try
Fav. Bond theme/score On Her Majesty's Secret Service
Most challenging S/T Deadfall
Most unusual theme/ST Seance on a Wet Afternoon
Other favourites The Knack, Thunderball, King Rat, Beyondness of Things, Eternal Echoes, The Black Hole, Walk Dont Run.... I could go on... all of them!!
Additional comments  

 

1972
 
Name Saragossi, Steve
Year of birth 1960
Gender M
Nationality British
Place of residence Australia
"Hooked" since 1972
Music hook The Persuaders!
1st introduced The Persuaders! LP
Oldest original recording owned Stringbeat
Fav. movie soundtrack The Lion in Winter
Fav. love theme The More Things Change
Fav. Bond theme/score OHMSS
Most challenging S/T The White Buffalo
Most unusual theme/ST Dutchman
Other favourites Diamonds Are Forever, The Knack, The Ipcress File, Walkabout, Follow Me, The Last Valley, Mary Queen of Scots
Additional comments Barry's work in the 60's is still a major part of my listening now. His output then was almost unequalled in it's sheer joy, energy, and Barry's ear for a heartbreaking chord change. His gift for arranging then was superb, and his output in film, theratre and tv commercials constantly surprising and so rewarding on repeat listening.

 

1987
 
Name Silva, Luis Miguel
Year of birth 1977
Gender M
Nationality Portuguese
Place of residence Lisbon
"Hooked" since 1987
Music hook Body Heat
1st introduced The Living Daylights
Oldest original recording owned  
Fav. movie soundtrack Dances With Wolves
Fav. love theme Out of Africa
Fav. Bond theme/score The Living Daylights
Most challenging S/T Last Valley
Most unusual theme/ST Somewhere in Time
Other favourites All the Bond scores
Additional comments  

 

1970
 
Name Simone
Year of birth 1967
Gender M
Nationality Italian
Place of residence Rome
"Hooked" since 1970
Music hook James Bond Music
1st introduced James Bond Music
Oldest original recording owned  
Fav. movie soundtrack Diamonds Are Forever
Fav. love theme  
Fav. Bond theme/score Diamonds Are Forever
Most challenging S/T  
Most unusual theme/ST  
Other favourites  
Additional comments I cannot find the complete score of "Quiller Memorandum". Please, tell me how can I buy it.

 

1977
 
Name Singer, Reinhold
Year of birth 1960
Gender M
Nationality Austria
Place of residence Ternitz, Lower Austria
"Hooked" since 1977
Music hook  
1st introduced The Deep
Oldest original recording owned The Deep Blue Vinyl
Fav. movie soundtrack Somewhere In Time
Fav. love theme We Have All The Time In The World
Fav. Bond theme/score Moonraker
Most challenging S/T Boom
Most unusual theme/ST Boom
Other favourites The Deep, Body Heat, Frances
Additional comments  

 

1985
 
Name Kennedy Singleton
Year of birth 1963
Gender M
Nationality American
Place of residence Seattle, Washington
"Hooked" since 1985....after seeing Out Of Africa
Music hook Out Of Africa.......after that I was a collector for life
1st introduced Born Free, James Bond
Oldest original recording owned Beat Girl, most 60's material
Fav. movie soundtrack High Road To China.......and many others
Fav. love theme Indecent Proposal, High Road To China
Fav. Bond theme/score Too many to choose
Most challenging S/T Jagged Edge
Most unusual theme/ST Jagged Edge, The Deep
Other favourites Peggy Sue Got Married, Out Of Africa, Body Heat, All James Bonds, Born Free, Dances With Wolves, High Road To China, Indecent Proposal, Midnight Cowboy, Playing By Heart, Across The Sea Of Time, Frances, Eternal Echoes, The Beyondness Of Things, Somewhere In Time..........
Additional comments I have been a serious collector of film scores since the mid 80's. As a child I remember some of my first albums were Airport 75, Rollercoaster, Superman, Star Wars and others. I do wish record labels would raise the numbers on their limited editions......too many sell out in the first day or two. Probably to speculators who don't even collect film music.

 

1958
 
Name Peter Smith
Year of birth 1942
Gender M
Nationality British
Place of residence Torquay
"Hooked" since 1958
Music hook John Barry 7 hits
1st introduced Blueberry Hill
Oldest original recording owned Blueberry Hill/Hit & Miss/Walk don't Run etc
Fav. movie soundtrack Out of Africa
Fav. love theme Somewhere in Time
Fav. Bond theme/score Goldfinger
Most challenging S/T Jagged Edge
Most unusual theme/ST The Chase
Other favourites Stringbeat. Ipcress File. Midnight Cowboy. Born Free. The Lion in Winter. Passion Flower Hotel. Enigma. Playing by Heart. Eternal Echoes. The Beyondness of Things. I also loved seeing 'Brighton Rock' at the Almeida Theatre in London.
Additional comments I've been a fan for over 50 years. I met John in London in the late 60's or early 70's after a concert and was able to say to him how much I admired his music. He was The Greatest Film Music composer ever.

 

1972
 
Name robert smyth
Year of birth 1966
Gender M
Nationality british
Place of residence London, UK
"Hooked" since 1972
Music hook  
1st introduced OHMSS
Oldest original recording owned Dr No
Fav. movie soundtrack You Only Live Twice/OHMSS
Fav. love theme We have all the time in the World (used at my wedding)
Fav. Bond theme/score You Only Live Twice/OHMSS
Most challenging S/T  
Most unusual theme/ST  
Other favourites  
Additional comments  

 

2006
 
Name Nikhil Ashok Sonje
Year of birth 1989
Gender M
Nationality Indian
Place of residence Dhule, Maharashtra, India
"Hooked" since 2006
Music hook Bond Score, Lush strings from his other works
1st introduced Bond (A View To A Kill)
Oldest original recording owned none
Fav. movie soundtrack many (Dances With Wolves, Out Of Africa, Chaplin, Midnight Cowboy..)
Fav. love theme My life, You Only Live Twice
Fav. Bond theme/score On Her Majesty's Secret Service, You Only Live Twice, Thunderball, From Russia With Love
Most challenging S/T Chaplin, Out Of Africa
Most unusual theme/ST Midnight Cowboy
Other favourites Born Free, Goldfinger, OO7, The Living Daylights
Additional comments He is one of my Gods!

 

1967
 
Name Rob Snow
Age 46
Gender M
Nationality  
Place of residence Yorkshire, England
"Hooked" since 1967
Music hook The Persuaders and The Adventurer
1st introduced The James Bond series
Oldest original recording owned The Ipcress File
Fav. movie soundtrack  
Fav. love theme Somewhere in Time
Fav. Bond theme/score You Only Live Twice Dawn Raid at Fort Knox from Goldfinger
Most challenging S/T The Last Valley
Most unusual theme/ST Dutchman; Jagged Edge
Other favourites Americans; The Lion in Winter; Alice in Wonderland; Body Heat; Out of Africa; Dances with Wolves; Chaplin
Additional comments  

 

1958
 
Name southall, christopher
Year of birth 1944
Gender M
Nationality british
Place of residence redditch worcs
"Hooked" since 1958
Music hook hit an miss
1st introduced what do you want adam faith
Oldest original recording owned beat girl 1959
Fav. movie soundtrack walkabout
Fav. love theme sail the summers winds
Fav. Bond theme/score ohmss
Most challenging S/T out of africa
Most unusual theme/ST end theme beat girl
Other favourites stringbeat album it has everything about the music of barry and how his brilliant mind works
Additional comments the greatest composor for me

 

1996
 
Name Southall, James
Age 25
Gender M
Nationality English
Place of residence Bristol, England
"Hooked" since 1996
Music hook Dances with Wolves- listened often while discovering wealth of JB's catalogue
1st introduced Heard some themes on a compilation album and liked what I heard.
Oldest original recording owned Beat Girl
Fav. movie soundtrack Lion in Winter
Fav. love theme Out of Africa
Fav. Bond theme/score Diamonds Are Forever; On Her Majesty's Secret Service
Most challenging S/T Star Crash
Most unusual theme/ST Boom!
Other favourites You Only Live Twice; Goldfinger; Chaplin; Playing by Heart; Frances; The Last Valley; The Living Daylights; Across the Sea of Time
Additional comments  

 

1979
 
Name Laurent Soyer
Age 35
Gender M
Nationality French
Place of residence Lille North, France
"Hooked" since 1971/1979
Music hook The Persuaders; Black Hole
1st introduced First time I saw Black Hole in 1979
Oldest original recording owned Man in the Middle (single); The John Barry Sound (mono-original first recording
Fav. movie soundtrack Raise the Titanic
Fav. love theme Robin and Marian
Fav. Bond theme/score We Have All the Time in the World
Most challenging S/T Follow Me
Most unusual theme/ST Jagged Edge
Other favourites "Ready When You Are, JB" On Her Majesty's Secret Service; Across the Sea of Time; Somewhere in Time; Mary Queen of Scots; Last Valley; Frances
Additional comments Great composer. Each time I hear "Who Will By My Yesterdays," and "Afternoon, I am knocked down! Powerful, terrific….

 

19
 
Name spectrekitty
Year of birth 1958
Gender F
Nationality american
Place of residence dallas, tx, usa
"Hooked" since when did goldfinger come out - 1964?
Music hook goldfinger theme (actually, james bond theme)
1st introduced james bond movies
Oldest original recording owned goldfinger soundtrack
Fav. movie soundtrack thunderball
Fav. love theme does born free count?
Fav. Bond theme/score james bond theme
Most challenging S/T don't know
Most unusual theme/ST king kong
Other favourites i just love everything john barry does.
Additional comments i've been known to go see a movie i wouldn't otherwise have seen just because it was scored by john barry.

 

1964
 
Name Sprenger, Robert
Year of birth 1964
Gender M
Nationality USA
Place of residence Phoenix, AZ
"Hooked" since 1964
Music hook Diamonds Are Forever
1st introduced Goldfinger
Oldest original recording owned Dr. No (LP) EMI Years (CD)
Fav. movie soundtrack Diamonds Are Forever
Fav. love theme You Only Live Twice
Fav. Bond theme/score Diamonds Are Forever
Most challenging S/T ?
Most unusual theme/ST ?
Other favourites All the Bonds, Chaplin, King Kong, Dances with Wolves, Game of Death, High Road to China, Body Heat, Frances...Oh heck I love them all!!!
Additional comments My Mom owned all the Bond scores, and played them all the time when I was a baby. I also went to see my first Bond film at the age of 4. We lived in a small town and the owner of the drive in loved Bond. He played a double feature almost every weekend. I saw every Bond film at least 5 times before I was in the first grade! I just thought they were cool, and JB music is still a big part of my life. Thanks Mom for Barry and Bond!!!

 

1990
 
Name ryan staton
Year of birth 1981
Gender M
Nationality USA
Place of residence richmond, virginia, usa
"Hooked" since 1990
Music hook you only live twice
1st introduced a view to a kill rerun on hbo
Oldest original recording owned thunderball vinyl
Fav. movie soundtrack on her majesty's secret service
Fav. love theme miss goodhead meets bond
Fav. Bond theme/score OHMSS and Moonraker
Most challenging S/T the lion in winter
Most unusual theme/ST king rat
Other favourites i love the arrangement of the love theme in the second part of "bond and draco" walkabout is also excellent with its haunting choral arrangements. the black hole and moonraker are top notch and give us an idea of what star wars or trek would've sounded like had he been chosen to score them.
Additional comments  

 

1964
 
Name Stevenson, Gardner
Year of birth 1948
Gender M
Nationality American
Place of residence Seattle, Washington
"Hooked" since 1964
Music hook Ipcress File
1st introduced From Russia With Love
Oldest original recording owned From Russia With Love
Fav. movie soundtrack The Last Valley
Fav. love theme This Way, Mary
Fav. Bond theme/score Cafe Martinique
Most challenging S/T The Lion in Winter
Most unusual theme/ST King Rat
Other favourites Barry's rearrangement of his theme from "King Rat", on his 1968 Columbia collection is, for me, the most extraordinary non-classical music ever written. The arrangement is the most imaginative that I've heard in modern times. Words can't begin to describe the atmosphere of this piece. 44 years after the fact, "From Russia with Love" is still one of the most impressive soundtracks ever produced - the work that proclaimed JB's genius to the world at large.
Additional comments John Barry is, for me, the greatest composer outside the classical realm. And, I'm convinced that if he had been born 100 years earlier, he would rank with Dvorak and Tchaikovsky in the magical kingdom where melody and rhythm meet in wonder.

 

1964
 
Name Storck, Michael
Age 48
Gender M
Nationality American
Place of residence New York, NY, USA
"Hooked" since 1964
Music hook From Russia With Love (original theatre release)
1st introduced From Russia With Love (I remember the Dr. No theme but FRWL really hooked me!)
Oldest original recording owned John Barry All Time Hits (USA version of Stringbeat)
Fav. movie soundtrack Like Utah polygamy, you just can't stop at one…
Fav. love theme We Have All the Time in the World in the World
Fav. Bond theme/score Goldfinger; On Her Majesty's Secret Service; You Only Live Twice
Most challenging S/T Romance for Guitar & Orchestra from Deadfall, or Night Games, especially if he had to sit through the film…
Most unusual theme/ST Séance on a Wet Afternoon; The Knack
Other favourites Goldfinger; The Ipcress File; You Only Live Twice; Thunderball; Petulia; Midnight Cowboy; The Lion in Winter; Walkabout; Out of Africa and more…
Additional comments  

 

1985
 
Name Storey, Jon
Year of birth 1971
Gender M
Nationality English
Place of residence Basingstoke, England
"Hooked" since mid 80s