Monday, January 31, 2011
RIP John "007" Barry
The gifted composer who established the "tonal template" of the James Bond movie series has died at the age of 77. Here's what I consider to be his most underappreciated musical contribution to the series -- and, fittingly, it appeared at the beginning of the most underappreciated movie in the series (sorry, Sean, Roger, Daniel, et al., this one is and probably will always be my favorite). Barry also contributed the classic "We Have All the Time in the World", so memorably sung by Louis Armstrong, to OHMSS.