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Hit and Miss: The Story of The John Barry Seven

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In a few months time, our book "Hit and Miss: The Story of The John Barry Seven" will be published. Thoroughly and painstakingly researched over a number of years, it will feature contributions from several ex-members of the band and from friends and relatives of John Barry.

Comprising of around 350 pages, it will also be packed with an array of rare photos of the band, and the singers they often supported, as well as some unique images of memorabilia and documentation from that era; some never previously published, many more seldom seen.

Even if you are not necessarily a devotee of The John Barry Seven per se, the book offers a fascinating historical insight into the British music scene of the period and, more importantly, provides an essential read for anybody remotely interested in discovering more about John Barry's formative career.

It will be of great assistance to the authors if you would indicate an interest in purchasing a copy of the book *now*, without obligation. We will then be able to notify you as soon as the book is available with details of cost and how to order and pay.

Just send us an email message and we will be in touch in due course. Visit our dedicated web page here!

Obviously your personal details will be kept secure and not shared with anybody else.

John Barry related links

Sunday, 22 February 2015 13:40



EMI Music Publishing   Lots of information: songs, lyrics, who else recorded songs, etc. (general site)


The old York home

York Pavillion Hotel   The old Prendergast home, now a hotel


Lyricists, stage producer

Alan & Marilyn Bergman   on ASCAP site
Don Black, OBE   lyricist, writer, producer, composer, broadcaster, official site
Bill Kenwright   producer of "Brighton Rock", official site
Hal David   lyricist, official site
Anthony Newley   official appreciation society
Les Reed   former John Barry Seven pianist, official site
Sir Tim Rice   authored and maintained by: Jennifer J. Bogdanski


John Barry song & theme performers

Corina Brouder

  Official website (run by Ruud and Geoff)
Chad and Jeremy   The Official Website of Chad Stuart and Jeremy Clyde
Glen Campbell   official website
Mama Cass   The official Cass Elliot website, run by her daughter
Michael Crawford   Michael Crawford International Fan Association; authorized and sanctioned by Michael Crawford
Al Jarreau   official website
Jackie Lee   award-winning campaign for Fablon (1967) with John Barry, fan site.
Sophia Loren   official website
Melissa Manchester   official website
Lyn Paul   official website
Lisa Stansfield   official website
Donna Summer   official website
The Ten Tenors   official website
Paul Williams   official website


John Barry James Bond song performers

Matt Monro   fan website run by Ruud and Geoff
Dame Shirley Bassey   official website
Dame Shirley Bassey   unofficial website
Dionne Warwick   unofficial website
Tom Jones   official website
Nancy Sinatra   official website
Louis Armstrong   official Site of the Louis Armstrong House & Archives
Lulu   official website
Rita Coolidge   official website
Duran Duran   official website
a-ha   official website
The Pretenders/Chrissie Hynde   official website
The Pretenders/Chrissie Hynde   Jiblet's Pretenders Place - fan site


John Barry theme performers

Chris Botti   official website
Tommy Reilly   official website
Jean "Toots" Thielemans   official website


John Barry Seven personnel

Bob Downes   former John Barry Seven member, official site
Ron Edgeworth   former John Barry Seven member, official Judith Durham site
Vic Flick   former John Barry Seven member, web-site of the legendary guitarist, official site
Bobby Graham   former John Barry Seven member, England's top session drummer
Dave Richmond   former John Barry Seven member, official site
Les Reed   former John Barry Seven member, pianist, official site
Ray Russell   former John Barry Seven member, guitarist, official site
Dougie Wright   former John Barry Seven member, drummer - percussionist - teacher - singer - songwriter - raconteur, official site


Drumbeat performers

Petula Clark   official website
Russ Conway   run by the Russ Conway Appreciation Society
Vince Eager   official website
Adam Faith   run by Geoff and Ruud
Vic Flick   official website
Billy Fury   the story
Jackie Lee   official website
Anthony Newley   officially recognized by the family
The Poni-Tails   one of the first successful girl groups of the rock and roll era
Les Reed   official website
Cliff Richard   official website
Marty Wilde   official website
Johnny Worth   more a discography than anything else
Roy Young   official website
Whirligig   1950's British Television Nostalgia


Jack Good's Oh Boy!

  Jack Good's 1958/59 TV Programme (site run by Geoff Leonard)


Q The Music Show - James Bond Tribute Band

Q The Music Show - James Bond Tribute Band   Q The Music Show - James Bond Tribute Band


Fan sites (people)

  James Bond soundtrack library
  John Barry website in Spanish (Sergio Hardasmal)
  The best of Great JOHN BARRY (en français)
  contains plenty of information on the top film music composer
  "everything you need to know about" profile
Adam Faith   run by Geoff and Ruud
L'oeuvre du compositeur JOHN BARRY   French language fan site. Borrows heavily from our own wesbite.


Fan sites (John Barry related films)

The Quiller Memorandum   The unofficial Quiller website (not that there is an official one)
  site dedicated to all aspects of this movie
  site dedicated to all aspects of this cult movie
Somewhere In Time   The Somewhere In Time website Japan (Japanese)
On Her Majesty's Secret Service   Lazenbyland, all about OHMSS
The Persuaders   Endorsed by the starring actors from the programme, Tony Curtis and Roger Moore.
The Ultimate James Clavell Website   Includes pages on King Rat (scans of CD) and The Last Valley (IMDb info)
Chaplin   Unofficial movie site

The Story Of Gillian Hills

  The Story Of Gillian Hills, Beat Girl (not found)


General film music review sites

Filmtracks [Christian Clemmensen]   Modern soundtrack reviews
  contains reviews of both old and new releases of film music albums, including John Barry scores
Music fom the Movies [Mikael Carlsson]   contains reviews of both old and new releases of film music albums, including John Barry scores
Soundtrack Express [Tom Daish]   contains reviews of both old and new releases of film music albums, including John Barry scores
Movie Music UK [Jonathan Broxton]   Film scores around the world


General film(music) sites

Filmscoremonthly   online magazine of motion picture and television music appreciation
Soundtrack Magazine   The Longest Running Premiere Source For Film Music News,Reviews And Interviews. And Prometheus CDs   lots of links; general filmmusic links, composers, et al.
Soundtrack Collector   a database for soundtrack collectors, very complete, recommended
Internet Movie Database   an invaluable reference guide to who's who in films and TV
All Music Guide   music resource site (all genres)
All Movie Guide - John Barry   John Barry info on All Movie Guide
Scorefilia   Good looking Spanish language website
Musicadefilm is the English version of, the popular Dutch soundtrack review site.
Also available in French and Italian.
mfiles   film music website
Scorefilia's links page   Lots of links to general film music sites
Robert Farnon Society   A thriving Society devoted to some of the finest musicians in the world of Light Music, also known as Easy Listening, Middle-of-the-Road, Mood Music or Concert Music.

Wesley Britton Web site

  Article "Spy Guitar: From Vic Flick to SPY-FI" under header spy-wise (frame site)
The Screen Lounge   A sanctuary for fans of classic movies.


Commercial film (music and memorabilia) sites

Screenthemes   mail order business of Gareth Bramley
Peter Rice   Rare John Barry recordings
Silva Screen Records   official site of the UK's leading independent film music record company
Netsound   music marketplace. Huge collection of JB on vinyl from sellers from all over the world, British based site.
Gemm   music marketplace. Huge collection of JB on vinyl from sellers from all over the world. Avoid the expensive CD boots though
MusicStack   25 Million Vinyl Records, Albums and Used CDs from Thousands of Record Stores!
Dress Circle   the musical theatre shop (also soundtracks)
Blasmusik Online  

I saw "John Dunbar Theme" and "Out Of Africa" on their site. I assume this is for marching bands, drumcorps, etc.

James   James Bond collectibles (also CDs)
Berkshire Record Outlet   Classical and soundtracks; occasional JB items


Discussion groups

John Barry Yahoo group   discussion group; 300+ members


James Bond sites (official)

James   about the latest Bond film   More general than
Ian Fleming Publications   The official website for Ian Fleming, creator of legendary spy, agent 007 - James Bond, and inventor of the magical flying car, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, and for his family company, Ian Fleming Publications Ltd.


James Bond sites (fansites)

MI6   The home of James Bond 007   The James Bond International Fan Club
007 Magazine  
Graham Rye's official website for ‘OO7’ magazine
The Ian Fleming Foundation   The Ian Fleming Foundation   CBn • Bond At Its Best
More links on   Many more links to James Bond related sites
007 Bond Supplement   News. reviews and more.
From Sweden With Love  
James Bond Nederland   De Nederlandstalige James Bondorganisatie.


James Bond actors (connected to JB)

Sir Sean Connery   The Official Website of Sir Sean Connery
George Lazenby   Lazenbyland; all about George Lazenby, fansite
Sir Roger Moore   Official site
Timothy Dalton   Timothy Dalton chat group


Geoff and Ruud support

Mary Catherine Brouder (freelance journalist)
Vassall Cricket - run by Geoff Leonard
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Have a look at our old "Play It Again" label website here.

Play It Again Records CD catalogue offered the discerning listener a wide choice of digitally re-mastered recordings from film and television, and rare collections of work from the likes of Don Black and Ron Grainer.

Contact the JB site

If you wish to send an email, for example with content for the website, please contact Geoff Leonard:

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Geoff (owner) and Ruud (webmaster) have been running the John Barry website since June 18, 2001.

This website is not endorsed by the composer's family.
Use of copyrighted materials and logos are for promotional purposes only.

All files on this website are for personal use only and cannot be bought or sold.


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John Barry related Events or Concerts

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A lot more James Bond concerts collected on the link below, I have put them all in this news item. So check it out from there!

James Bond Concert Spectacular at Buxton Opera House

Buxton Opera House
Water street,
Buxton, Derbyshire, sk17 6xn

Sun 12 Aug


The popular Q The Music Show brings its James Bond Concert Spectacular to Buxton Opera House.

The 13-piece band will be bringing the fabulous and iconic music of James Bond to you in a stunning concert. This show has been a huge success all around the world with its energetic and exciting performance by some of the UK’s leading musicians.

Featuring all the songs from the 007 movies, you can hear the greats like Goldfinger, Diamonds Are Forever, Skyfall, Thunderball, Live And Let Die, Goldeneye and Licence To Kill amongst all the others. With top musicians and an informative and highly amusing compere, this show has everything you could want for a fabulous night out – and one that you will be talking about for years to come. Formed in 2004, Q The Music Show have established a worldwide reputation for their authentic covers, orchestral sound and fabulous hair-raising vocalists. The show has been popular abroad at events in Monte Carlo, Switzerland, Germany, Italy, Guernsey, Prague and many others.

The Music of BondThe Music of Bond
Royal Albert Hall
Wednesday 19 September 2018
Starts: 7:30pm


Presented by Gemma Arterton (Quantum of Solace). Over fifty years of timeless James Bond themes from all your favourite 007 films.

Hits from Goldfinger, Licence to Kill, Casino Royale, Skyfall, Diamonds Are Forever, Live and Let Die, Spectre, From Russia with Love to name just a few, all sung by outstanding vocalists Alison Jiear and Matthew Ford.

Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Gareth Hudson Conductor
Alison Jiear Vocalist
Matthew Ford Vocalist

The Bridgewater Hall - Music of John Barry November 2018

The Music of John Barry

Saturday 10 November 7.30pm
The Bridgewater Hall
Lower Mosley Street
Manchester, M2 3WS


Nicholas Dodd conductor
Andrew Collins presenter
Manchester Camerata

John Barry created some of the most memorable and recognisable film scores of the 20th century, such as Midnight Cowboy, Out of Africa, Dances with Wolves, Zulu and of course much of the music from the James Bond series; his versatility and originality were peerless. His death in 2011 deprived cinema of a true musical great. This concert pays tribute to his life and music with a carefully selected programme, conducted by Nicholas Dodd, who collaborated closely with the composer on his later films. Nicholas Dodd is regarded as one of the leading conductors and orchestrators of Hollywood film music and is a noted expert on, and performer of John Barry’s music. In fact, every James Bond movie from the last 10 years bears his signature.