A biography of one of the most important British popular music composers of this century. John Barry is widely revered as a leading writer of film scores, having won 5 Oscars for his work which includes classics such as the James Bond films. "Born Free", "The Lion in Winter", "Midnight Cowboy", Out of Africa" and "Dances with Wolves".
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The first serious biography of a sixties icon
The first serious biography of one of the most important British popular music composers of this century.
John Barry is widely revered as a leading writer of film scores, having won no less than five Oscars for his work which includes classics such as the James Bond films, Born Free, The Lion in Winter, Midnight Cowboy, Out of Africa and Dances with Wolves. He was also highly successful in the early 60s with his pop group The John Barry Seven and as a producer and arranger for Adam Faith, using his distinctive pizzicato string sound for hits such as What Do You Want?
Throughout the 1960s, Barry was at the heart of ‘swinging’ London. His Goldfinger soundtrack was the highest charting record in the US, second only to the Beatles, while at home his lifestyle included not one, but two flats in Chelsea, an E-type Jaguar, friends who included Michael Caine, Terence Stamp and Peter Sellers, and glamorous girlfriends such as Jane Birkin whom he married.
John Barry’s career mirrors perfectly the evolution of British popular music post-war, from big band jazz via rock and roll through to the beginnings of the early 60s British pop scene. His film music meanwhile combines haunting emotional appeal with technical innovation and John Barry - The Sound of the Sixties will include contributions from some of the major artists who cite Barry as an influence, including Jarvis Cocker, Elton John, Massive Attack and Orbital.
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