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John Barry (1933-2011)John Barry (1933-2011)

Welcome to the newly designed John Barry - The Man With The Midas Touch website.

For the uninitiated, yet curious, John Barry was arguably Britain's best-known composer of film music. He emerged at a time when the score of a movie was seldom recorded for the album market, and when the musical arranger, for all his importance to the end product, was a comparatively anonymous part of the film-making process.

Barry's career spanned the years in which there was an increasing awareness of the importance of these roles. The expansion of the record industry in the 1960s; the growing recognition of the impact of a memorable main theme on box office receipts; a wider acceptance of film music as a serious art form per se, all helped ensure that securing the services of a 'name' composer is now almost as important as hiring the star actors. Musicians from all genres entered the fray, but only the most talented survived.

John Barry not only survived, but prospered spectacularly. The aim of this web-site is a modest one: to help explain the route he took to win the position of preeminence he holds. In doing so, we set out to provide as complete a record of his musical achievements as possible.

It is also an invaluable reference point for any inquisitive musicologist who wishes to sample Barry's prolific output; and finally, it may induce the record industry to continue to re-evaluate what has become an internationally popular back catalogue.

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

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Ruud (webmaster)

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

 

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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!

http://www.moviesinconcert.nl/index.php?page=concertlist


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

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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.