Music Gear News
John Barry dies
John Barry has died of a heart attack.
The iconic British composer, best known for scoring 11 films in the 'James Bond' movie series - including 'From Russia With Love', 'Goldfinger' and 'You Only Live Twice' - passed away aged 77, it was reported this morning (31.01.11).
John's compositions won him five Oscars and he also received a British Academy Of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) fellowship in 2005 and was given an Order Of The British Empire (OBE) in 1999 for his services to music.
The news was broken by fellow composer David Arnold, who wrote on twitter: "It is with a heavy heart that I tell you that John Barry passed away this morning.
"I am profoundly saddened by the news but profoundly thankful for everything he did for music and for me personally."
John - full name John Barry Prendergast - was also responsible for orchestration of the 'James Bond Theme', one of the most recognisable film theme tunes in history.
The instrumental piece was written by Monty Norman, although John had argued but lost in court that he should be granted a co-writing credit for it.
John had trained as a classical pianist before developing an interest in jazz and learning to play the trumpet, later leading the John Barry Seven.
His work in movies began in 1960 when he worked on the first James Bond film, 'Dr. No', and his association with the film series continued until 1987's 'The Living Daylights'.
John's most recent film score was on 2001's 'Enigma', while he also composed scores for movies including 'The Ipcress File', 'Born Free' and 'Out Of Africa'.Posted on 31 Jan 2011 09:45 to category : Band / Celebrity News
Related Music News
Laying the foundations for generations of artists to follow, the legendary musician Leonard Cohen has passed away from unspecified causes.
Stating it as more of a necessity for the band, M. Shadows highlights the importance of not stagnating and keeping things exciting
Cancelling his remaining shows in December due to ill health, fears arise over the guitar legends health
Verified by the guitarist himself, Slash's B.C Rich played a pivotal role in Guns N' Roses rise to fame
Featuring a number of tracks by their favourite artists, the Stone's latest effort is set for release December 2nd
Speaking to friend and radio host Eddie Trunk Frehley stated that he would rejoin the band if the offer came his way
Recent Music News
Straight from the 90's, the legendary synth has been given a modern makeover to make it more versatile than ever
Those who purchase a Zen Tour, Zen Studio, Orion Studio, Orion 32, Orion 32 or Goliath interface will be eligible to receive a free copy of PreSonus' Studio One
With thousands of new presets and a vast array of functions, the Predator 2 brings next level sound quality and user defined audio manipulation to the players immediate disposal
With a new arpeggiator and synthesizer at the users disposal, several user requested updates provide the player with more versatility than ever before
A limited time edition of the Akai MPK Mini MK 2, the white equivalent operates as an eye catching alternative that looks as good as it sounds.
Bursting with a number of great features, the Celviano Grand Hybrid offers the player unparalleled performance and unprecedented tone