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The Persuaders Theme – John Barry

February 1, 2011 Leave a comment
Cover of the soundtrack of the film Dr. No, in...

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In memory of the arranger of the James Bond theme and creator of many, many other classics (get a compilation CD and you’ll see …)

Barry was at the top of his profession for nearly 50 years, winning five Oscars and providing the music for more than 100 movies – including Out of Africa, which he once named as his favourite – and TV shows such as The Persuaders! and Juke Box Jury.

But it was his association with James Bond that defined his career. It began in 1962 when he arranged Monty Norman‘s distinctive theme into an anthem on Dr No and was followed by 11 subsequent 007 movies including Goldfinger, Diamonds Are Forever and The Living Daylights.

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Strange Random James Bond Quote:

Bond: I think that’s enough, Goldfinger, you’ve made your point.

Goldfinger: Choose your next witticism wisely, Mr. Bond, it may be your last.

Bond: Do you expect me to talk?

Goldfinger: No Mr. Bond, I expect you to die!

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