John Barry PrendergastOBE ( 3 november YorkOyster Bay1933 – January 30, 2011) was a British composer of film music. He was best known for the music he composed for eleven James Bond films . Also he often wrote music for tv-series; best known is the theme from The Persuaders. [1he has seven Oscarnominations to his credit, five of which he has allowed to cashing. He received for the film Born Free two Academy Awards: for the film music and the title song "Born Free" with Don Black.

On October 21, 2010 was awarded the "Lifetime Achievement Award" awarded by the World soundtrack Academy during the Ghent Film festival.

Barry died at the age of 77 from complications of a heart attack.

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The famous James Bond Theme from Dr. No (1962) is partly by his hand. When the producers of the melody heard that Dr. No composer Monty Norman composed for the beginning of the film, they were by no means satisfied. They switched John Barry in that pace had to compose a new melody in an emergency. Norman helped him here a helping hand when cleaning, to hand over a tune by him that he has ever written for a musical, but that was never used. Barry removed the vocals and replaced it with an entirely instrumental version, resulting in the ' James Bond Theme '. However, Barry got a very modest contribution for. When he, at his own expense, visited the film at the cinema, he was terrified to rot-the theme he had composed for an Apple and egg came back time and time again! The producers of the Bond movies have made it amply well with him. In total, he allowed to write the music for eleven Bond films.

Anyway Norman due to contractual obligations to book still as a composer of the James Bond Theme.

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