Tuesday, February 01, 2011
John Barry R.I.P.
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.