John Barry

You have scored 11 out of the 18 James Bond films. Looking back on that period in your career, how do you feel about it? I enjoyed doing it. If you do one movie you get one shot at it. It’s like having 11 shots at the same movie. So it was interesting, developing the style over a period of time. I think by the third movie, by the time I was doing GOLDFINGER...

John Barry

In inaugurating a gallery of famous musicians, one couldn’t pick a better candidate than John Barry. His name is intricately tied to Lounge Music, thanks mainly to his memorable themes and musical atmospheres created for the James Bond movies, which exploded internationally in the early Sixties. John Barry (whose full name is John Barry Prendergast)...

John Barry is Swept from the Sea

There’s a common fact known among soundtrack fans, and it’s that women dig John Barry. I can’t pretend to guess the unknown reason that mostly puts soundtrack collecting into the boys clubs of baseball cards, comic books and video games. Yet it seems that women who would never dream of buying a movie score usually have John Barry’s soundtracks...

John Barry on Scoring the Enigma

With the advent of the 21st Century, John Barry has entered his fifth decade of film scoring, having begun in 1959 in England. With more than 120 film scores to his credit, John Barry remains one of the most distinctive and distinguished film composers of the modern era. This year will see the release of a new mystery/action score for ENIGMA...