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From Silents to Satellite - Articles scanned from the filmmusic magazine

The following are various scans of a series of articles and interviews with John Barry, as published in John Williams' "From Silents to Satellite" magazine.

Bryan Forbes
on John Barry

John Barry - For the Record
by David Toop


John Barry - Writing the Bond Music
Dick Tatham, Showtime magazine, 1965

John Barry The Early Years
by Geoff Leonard and Pete Walker


John Barry
by Gareth Bramley

John Barry's Television Scores -
An Overview, by Jon Burlingame


Les Reed on John Barry
Couple of things about the John Glen interview. His memory of the JB7 playing at the local town hall when he was doing his national service, is faulty. Glen's national service was from 1950-52, finishing five years before the JB7 was formed! The story about Vic Flick's cracked guitar is also wrong, though Vic believes it was editor Peter Hunt who started this story, so Glen probably believed it to be true ....
John Glen on John Barry


Leslie Bricusse on John Barry
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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!

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.