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John Barry Appreciation Society, Leeds - old newsletters / 'memorabilla' 1978 - 1981

Geoff Leonard
April 14, 2010

With the recent sad demise of Movie Boulevard, run by Robert Wood & Richard Jolley for many years, we thought visitors to this site might be interested to see the newsletters issued as part of the John Barry Appreciation Society, which preceded the mail-order business and shop.

Obviously some of the news subsequently turned out not to be correct but bear in mind this was well before the internet and for many it was the *only* way of getting any news about John Barry.

Courtesy scans: Gareth Bramley
Copyright: International Filmusic (1978 - 1981).

The John Barry Appreciation Society
The JBAS Magazine
General Information for prospective members, 1978
Issued by the official John Barry Appreciation Society, 1978


No. 1, June 1978, p. 1
No. 1, June 1978, p. 2


No. 2, March 1979, p. 1
No. 2, March 1979, p. 2


No. 2, March 1979, p. 3
No. 3, March 1979, p. 1


"Memorabilla" "Memorabilla"
No. 4, January 1980, p. 1 No. 4, January 1980, p. 2


"Knowing The Score"
p. 3, by G. Roger Hammond"
No. 5, May 1980, p. 1


"Memorabilla" "Knowing The Score"
No. 5, May 1980, p. 2 p. 3, by G. Roger Hammond"


JBAS Newsletter
No. 6, February 1981
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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.