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Born: November 3, 1933 | Died: January 30, 2011    Primary Instrument: Composer/conductor

John Barry, the Academy Award-winning film composer whose idiosyncratic and iconic compositions over the course of a lifetime in the movies -- including some of the best known James Bond music and the themes to “Midnight Cowboy,” and “Out of Africa,” among dozens of others.

The British-born composer not only helped define the feel of the Bond films but crafted music that served as a 1960s soundtrack to a new kind of jet-setting lifestyle. With his wildly adventurous arrangements and instrumentation, his music's devil-may-care feel will forever be connected to fashionably mod cocktail lounges of the era....
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Awards:

Awards and nominations

Five Academy Awards

1967 Best Original Song for "Born Free" from Born Free

1967 Best Original Music Score for Born Free

1969 Best Original Music Score for a Motion Picture (not a Musical) for The Lion in Winter

1986 Best Original Score for Out of Africa

1991 Best Original Score for Dances with Wolves

Academy Award nominations

1972 Best Original Dramatic Score for Mary, Queen of Scots

1993 Best Original Score for Chaplin Grammy Award

1992 Best Score Soundtrack Album for a Motion Picture, Television or Other Visual Media for Dances with Wolves BAFTA Award 1969 Anthony Asquith Award for Film Music for The Lion in Winter BAFTA Fellowship Award

2005 BAFTA nominations

1987 Best Score for Out of Africa

1992 Best Original Score for Dances with Wolves

Emmy Award nominations

1964 Outstanding Achievement in Composing Original Music for Television for Elizabeth Taylor in London (a 1963 television special)

1977 Outstanding Achievement in Music Composition for a Special (Dramatic Underscore) for Eleanor and Franklin: The White House Years Max Steiner Lifetime Achievement Award (presented by the City of Vienna)

2009 Barry was inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 1998.

Barry worked on the soundtracks for the following Bond films: Dr. No (1962) — James Bond Theme used on main and end titles and Bond's arrival in Jamaica
From Russia with Love (lyrics by Lionel Bart) (1963),
Golden Globe Award nomination for Best Song in a Motion Picture
Goldfinger (1964)
Thunderball (1965)
You Only Live Twice (1967)
On Her Majesty's Secret Service (1969)
Diamonds Are Forever (1971)
The Man with the Golden Gun (1974)
Moonraker (1979)
Octopussy (1983)
A View to a Kill (1985),
(Golden Globe Award nomination for Best Original Score - Motion Picture & for Best Original Song - Motion Picture)
The Living Daylights (1987) Other major film scores Beat Girl (1960)
Never Let Go (1960)
The Cool Mikado (1962)
The Amorous Prawn (1962)
The L-Shaped Room (1962)
Man in the Middle (1963)
A Jolly Bad Fellow (1964)
Séance on a Wet Afternoon (1964)
Zulu (1964)
Boy and Bicycle (1965)
Mister Moses (1965)
Four in the Morning (1965)
The Party's Over (1965)
The Knack …and How to Get It (1965)
King Rat (1965)
The Ipcress File (1965)
Born Free (1966)
(Two Academy Awards - Best Music, Original Song (lyrics by Don Black), Best Music, Original Music Score, Golden Globe Award nomination for Best Original Song in a Motion Picture)
The Chase (1966)
The Wrong Box (1966)
The Quiller Memorandum (1966)
The Whisperers (1967)
Dutchman (1967)
Boom! (1968)
Petulia (1968)
Deadfall (1968)
The Lion in Winter (1968)
(Academy Award - Best Music, Original Score for a Motion Picture, BAFTA Anthony Asquith Award for Film Music, Golden Globe Award nomination for Best Original Score)
The Appointment (1969)
Midnight Cowboy (1969)
(Grammy Award for Best Instrumental Composition)
Monte Walsh (1970)
The Last Valley (1970)
They Might Be Giants (1971)
Murphy's War (1971)
Walkabout (1971)
Mary, Queen of Scots (1971)
(Academy Award nomination for Best Music, Original Dramatic Score, Golden Globe Award nomination for Best Original Score)
Alice's Adventures in Wonderland (1972)
Follow Me! (1972)
A Doll's House (1973)
The Tamarind Seed (1974)
The Dove (1974)
(Golden Globe Award nomination for Best Original Song)
The Day of the Locust (1975)
King Kong (1976)
Robin and Marian (1976)
The Deep (1977)
(Golden Globe Award nomination for Best Original Song (lyrics by Donna Summer) - Motion Picture)
First Love (1977)
The White Buffalo (1977)
Game Of Death (1978)
The Betsy (1978)
Starcrash (1978)
Hanover Street (1979)
The Black Hole (1979)
Somewhere in Time (1980)
(Golden Globe Award nomination for Best Original Score - Motion Picture)
Touched by Love (1980)
Inside Moves (1980)
Night Games (1980)
Raise the Titanic (1980)
The Legend of the Lone Ranger (1981)
(Razzie Award for Worst Musical Score)
Body Heat (1981)
Frances (1982)
Murder By Phone (1982)
Hammett (1982)
The Golden Seal (1983)
High Road to China (1983)
The Cotton Club (1984)
Until September (1984)
Mike's Murder (1984)
Jagged Edge (1985)
Out of Africa (1985)
(Academy Award - Best Music, Original Score, BAFTA Award nomination for Best Original Film Score)
Howard the Duck (1986)
A Killing Affair (1986)
The Golden Child (1986)
Peggy Sue Got Married (1986)
Hearts of Fire (1987)
Masquerade (1988)
Dances with Wolves (1990)
(Academy Award - Best Music, Original Score, BAFTA Award nomination for Best Original Film Score, Golden Globe Award nomination for Best Original Score - Motion Picture)
Chaplin (1992)
(Academy Award nomination for Best Music, Original Score, Golden Globe Award nomination for Best Original Score - Motion Picture)
Ruby Cairo (1993)
My Life (1993)
Indecent Proposal (1993)
The Specialist (1994)
Cry, The Beloved Country (1995)
Across The Sea of Time (1995) (3D IMAX movie)
The Scarlet Letter (1995)
Swept from the Sea (1997)
Mercury Rising (1998)
Playing by Heart (1998)
Enigma (2001) Musicals Passion Flower Hotel (1965)
Lolita, My Love (1971),
a musical comedy (text by Alan Jay Lerner) based on Vladimir Nabokov's novel Lolita
Billy (1974)
The Little Prince and the Aviator (1981)
Brighton Rock (2004) Television themes Dateline London (1962)
Elizabeth Taylor in London
(Grammy award nomination) (1963)
Juke Box Jury (1959–1967)
The Human Jungle (1963–1965)
Impromptu (1964)
Sophia Loren in Rome (1964)
The Newcomers (1965–1969)
Vendetta (1966)
The Persuaders! (1971–1972)
The Adventurer (1972–1973)
Orson Welles' Great Mysteries (1973)
The Glass Menagerie (1973)
Born Free (1974)
Love Among the Ruins (1975)
Eleanor and Franklin (1976)
Eleanor and Franklin: The White House Years (1977)
The War Between the Tates (1977)
Young Joe, the Forgotten Kennedy (1977)
The Gathering (1977)
The Corn is Green (1979)
Willa (1979)
Svengali (1983)
USA Today-The TV series (1988)
The Witness (1992)
John Barry-Moviola (1993) Other works Stringbeat (1961)
The Americans (1975)
The Beyondness of Things (1999)
Eternal Echoes (2001)
The Seasons - no release date set Hit singles (Excludes co-composed hits, e.g. Duran Duran's A View to a Kill) "Hit And Miss" as The John Barry Seven plus Four, (1960)
"Beat For Beatniks" as The John Barry Orchestra,(1960)
"Never Let Go" as The John Barry Orchestra, (1960)
"Blueberry Hill" as The John Barry Orchestra, (1960)
"Walk Don't Run" as The John Barry Seven, (1960)
"Black Stockings" as The John Barry Seven, (1960)
"The Magnificent Seven" as The John Barry Seven, (1961)
"Cutty Sark" as The John Barry Seven, (1962)
"The James Bond Theme" as The John Barry Orchestra, UK#13 (1962) "From Russia With Love" as The John Barry Orchestra, (1963)
"Theme From 'The Persuaders'" as John Barry, (1971)

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