Tuesday, February 01, 2011

John Barry R.I.P.


video: reddielocks76.

In the sleeve notes of my ‘Best of John Barry’ CD, Jonathan Ross writes of Barry "If he were French then they‘d name a park after him and cover him in medallions''.

Now I don’t often agree with Ross- but on this he was dead right.

John Barry, composer of the greatest film music of all time, music which gave millions of people around the world a great deal of pleasure, didn’t even get a knighthood. Perhaps if he’d written boring, pretentious books and attacked Islam, it would have been different.

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