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Welcome to Snippets. From time to time we will be including items, which, though not necessarily news, should still be of interest to John Barry fans.  If you have anything you consider likely to be of interest please send as an email to us!

This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Examples of this would be mentions of JB in the press, artists covering his music, TV programmes using his music, and anecdotes about recording sessions and concerts.

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The Betsy 2017 - widescreen?

Friday, 07 July 2017 16:15 Written by
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John Barry and movie afficionado Alan has discovered that Warner Archive recut the pan-and-scan 4:3 version used for the 1999…
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John Barry honoured with Blue Plaque in Fulford On the 20th June The York Civic Trust honoured John with the…

The Matt Monro Mystery Recordings

Wednesday, 14 June 2017 12:44 Written by
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Over the past few years stories have circulated suggesting that John Barry did not arrange and conduct Matt Monro's 1972…

Who Played Trumpet on the Bond scores 1962-1974?

Thursday, 26 January 2017 14:54 Written by
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You Only Live twice - John Barry giving notes Volker Rippe kindly drew my attention to a recent correction made…
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http://www.bfi.org.uk/news-opinion/news-bfi/lists/10-best-john-barry-soundtracks Five-time Oscar winner and the man behind 11 James Bond soundtracks, John Barry is one of cinema’s most beloved…

The sad saga of John Barry’s house in Mallorca

Wednesday, 26 October 2016 14:06 Written by
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Over the last few years, a couple of people had contacted us about the possibility of purchasing and restoring John’s…
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http://www.denofgeek.com/movies/17886/music-in-the-movies-the-scores-of-john-barry-1968-1979-part-1 Link works only when you click on title above...

Single-sided Parlophone Big Guitar Test Record

Tuesday, 10 November 2015 15:44 Written by
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We have received an image of a single sided Parlophone Test Record of "Big Guitar" from 1958.  John Barry "signed…

Mr Moses on YouTube.

Tuesday, 17 January 2017 13:21 Written by
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John Barry on scoring Enigma

Sunday, 16 August 2015 12:40 Written by
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An Interview with John Barry by Ford A. ThaxtonTranscribed & Edited by Randall D. LarsonOriginally published in Soundtrack Magazine Vol.20/No.79,…
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"Girls about town enjoy the Renault Twingo city car in this TV ad, soundtracked by the main theme from mostly-forgotten…

John Barry and Jane Birkin 1965 home video

Tuesday, 19 June 2012 16:20 Written by
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John Barry and Jane Birkin 1965 home video, presented and commented by Jane Birkin available on Youtube Excerpt from a French…

Rare Follow Me! LP cover?

Saturday, 19 May 2012 16:18 Written by
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David N. Butterworth stumbled upon Philips Records (Japan), SYU-1017, 1972, with a cover picture from Follow Me! Turns out this…

Royal Pageant's flotilla suggestion

Tuesday, 24 April 2012 16:17 Written by
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In today's Guardian 24/04/2012, in their G2 supplement whilst referring to the Royal Jubilee and the musical accompaniement to the…
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Here is a rare photo of John Barry talking to Duran Duran's John Taylor. John Barry talking to Duran Duran's…

Alexander Klein conducts John Barry

Friday, 11 November 2011 15:12 Written by
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Alexander Klein conducts "The Christmas Wine" and "A Christmas Song" Music by John Barry. Conducted by Alexander Klein. Performed by…

John Barry's Golden Touch: Discussion

Friday, 11 November 2011 15:11 Written by
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Miguel Mera is joined by musicians Martin Phipps and Richard Jacques to discuss the work of the late film composer,…

John Barry interviewed at Rules Restaurant, 1991

Friday, 02 September 2011 16:10 Written by
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We are very grateful to Mark Jensen for alerting us to a brief interview with John which appears on the…

John Barry in 1980s Japanese TV commercial

Thursday, 25 August 2011 16:09 Written by
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John Barry in 1980s Japanese TV commercial - Youtube An intriguing 1980s Japanese TV commercial has appeared on Youtube featuring…

John's marriage to Jane Sidey - clarification

Monday, 20 June 2011 16:08 Written by
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We have been contacted by John's third wife, Jane Sidey, who has informed us that contrary to the reference to…
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Give Me A Smile - the 2001 Corina Brouder RAH rehearsal vocal Ruud Rozemeijer Corina Brouder's private rehearsal recording of…

John Barry in the Classic FM Hall of Fame

Thursday, 28 April 2011 16:02 Written by
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Nick Taylor, Classic FM "A great deal of John Barry's work has recently been voted in to the Classic FM's…

Desert Island Discs, John Barry, BBC Radio 4

Thursday, 28 April 2011 16:01 Written by
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Desert Island Discs, John Barry, BBC Radio 4, First broadcast: Sun 13 Jun 1999. BBC website.

Beyondness of Things used by BBC TV

Saturday, 16 April 2011 16:00 Written by
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During April the BBC screened a two-part series on Royal Weddings. During the segment relating to the marriage of the…

Elizabeth Taylor in London soundtrack

Thursday, 31 March 2011 15:59 Written by
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"Elizabeth Taylor in London soundtrack danced to the rebel screen queen's tune" "Composed by John Barry, the 1963 TV film's…

John Barry Special on All India Radio

Sunday, 06 February 2011 14:57 Written by
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On February 4, 2011 Fali R. Singara did a special show live of John Barry's best themes and his legacy…

Johnny De Little appeared in pantomimes

Friday, 19 November 2010 15:56 Written by
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Johnny De Little, a talented vocalist much associated with John Barry in the 60s, appeared in several pantomimes during that…

Beat Girl Boots

Sunday, 14 November 2010 14:55 Written by
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It's getting more and more difficult to distinguish between legal and illegal DVD releases. Take Beat Girl. There have been…
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by Geoff Leonard We are quite proud of this website and of the wealth of information about John Barry it…
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JB's 1999 RAH concert - as it was when the BBC were going to be filming the second half. It…

IMDb 20 years old today

Sunday, 17 October 2010 14:43 Written by
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IMDb.com is 20 years old today, October 17, 2010 As part of the celebrations, IMDb founder & CEO Col Needham…

Bassey / Monro / Barry concert cancelled

Monday, 04 October 2010 14:39 Written by
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In April 1964, the Shirley Bassey/Matt Monro/John Barry concert scheduled for The Colston Hall, Bristol, was cancelled due to poor…

Beat Girl USA was "Wild for Kicks"

Monday, 04 October 2010 14:39 Written by
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Beat Girl was released in the USA as "Wild for Kicks". You can see the hilarious trailer for the American…

Music "exotic strip" scene Beat Girl "Esmeralda"

Monday, 04 October 2010 14:32 Written by
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The music heard during the "exotic strip" scene in Beat Girl is "Esmeralda" by Benny Bennet. Hear it in full…

John Barry's old villa in Mallorca

Tuesday, 07 September 2010 14:31 Written by
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Link to an article about John Barry's old villa in Mallorca. Here's the automated google translation of the same page.…

Wolf Mankowitz suspected of being communist agent

Friday, 27 August 2010 14:30 Written by
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In The Guardian (26 Aug.), there was a report titled "To Russia with love: screenwriter suspected of bonding with enemy".…
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ITV 1 are currently trailing 'The Unforgettable Bob Monkhouse' for viewing on Sunday, 8th August at 9.00pm using JB's Midnight…

Jane Birkin reveals that she stripped off

Tuesday, 03 August 2010 14:29 Written by
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A short interview with Jane Birkin reveals that she stripped off in Antonion's film Blow-Up as a dare. She was…
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Here is fascinating footage of the stars and the royal party from the Royal Premiere of Born Free in 1966.…

Rare pictures of John Barry show up

Friday, 23 July 2010 14:26 Written by
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The latest 007 magazine from Graham Rye features two pictures of John Barry: one has JB with Lionel Bart, Harry…

Promise Her Anything

Monday, 19 July 2010 14:25 Written by
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Was the film "Promise Her Anything" (1965) a rejected John Barry score?
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by Geoff Leonard The current edition of INSITE, the quarterly magazine from International network of Somewhere in Time enthusiasts, has…

Johnny Worth told them to stuff it

Monday, 12 July 2010 14:24 Written by
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By Johnny Worth (added by Geoff Leonard) I have an interesting story re John Barry. Adam Faith was doing a…

Mr Moses LP lined up in '60s?

Friday, 14 May 2010 14:23 Written by
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 by Ian McDonald "Tony Palmer, head of A&R at EMI UA in the mid 60's had this (a Mr. Moses…

Dulux advert has Midnight Cowboy as backing track

Thursday, 15 April 2010 14:22 Written by
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Keith Calnan New Dulux advert on ITV has Midnight Cowboy as backing track
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Paul McCartney in an interview with Paul Gambaccini, December 1978: (transcribed by Gareth Bramley) " I was asked to write…

A Man Alone - the lyrics

Sunday, 07 March 2010 13:19 Written by
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"A Man Alone" David Butterworth submits: "A Man Alone" - vocal: Pat Boone From (sic.) "The Ipcress File" DOT 16808…

The Criminal

Friday, 05 March 2010 13:19 Written by
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A report recently circulated that director Joseph Losey heard John Barry's brassy score for Beat Girl, and wanted him for…

Whispers about "The Horse Whisperer"

Wednesday, 03 February 2010 13:18 Written by
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Ian Macdonald contributed a fascinating piece to the Barry Yahoo group: I have just been viewing the 'Filmnotgraphy' section of…

From Russia With Love - Matt Monro

Saturday, 30 January 2010 13:15 Written by
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From Russia With Love - Matt Monro January 30, 2010 We are grateful to Richard Moore, who was responsible for…

John Barry's music used on TV

Saturday, 30 January 2010 13:15 Written by
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January 30, 2010 In the January 28th, 2010 edition of BBC 2's The Culture Show, a feature on Wikileaks, used…

1970s John Barry concerts

Saturday, 30 January 2010 13:03 Written by
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MUSIC FROM THE MOVIES (1973) added January 30, 2010 presented by BRYAN FORBES and ROGER MOORE Part I conducted by…

The Concert John Barry

Friday, 29 January 2010 13:01 Written by
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"Being one of the lucky ones, I attended the 1972 Filmharmonic Concert at RAH that this album was based on.…

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Play It Again Records CD catalogue offered the discerning listener a wide choice of digitally re-mastered recordings from film and television, and rare collections of work from the likes of Don Black and Ron Grainer.

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A lot more James Bond concerts collected on the link below, I have put them all in this news item. So check it out from there!

http://www.moviesinconcert.nl/index.php?page=concertlist


The Best of John Barry: Bond and Beyond
Thursday 16 Nov 2017
7:30pm
Royal Festival Hall,
Address: Belvedere Road,
London, SE1 8XX

Nicholas Dodd conductor

Barry Goldfinger (1964)
Barry Main Theme, Zulu
Barry On her Majesty's Secret Service (1969) We Have All the Time in the World
Barry Somewhere in Time
Barry Moviola
Barry The Persuaders
Barry Mary, Queen of Scots
Barry Midnight Cowboy
Barry Suite, Dances with Wolves

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Barry Born Free
Barry All Time High, Octopussy (1983)
Barry Theme, Out of Africa (1985)
Barry Body Heat
Barry Chaplin
Barry Space March (Capsule in Space), You Only Live Twice
Barry The Knack
Barry Suite, James Bond

Legendary Hollywood composer John Barry won five Oscars throughout a career creating some of the most memorable music in the history of cinema. Enjoy an evening of his greatest hits – Bond themes from Goldfinger to We Have All the Time in the World, music from Zulu, Midnight Cowboy, Dances with Wolves and more.


19 Nov 2017

   Canada   Thunder Bay Shaken Not Stirred – The Music of James Bond

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James Bond Spectacular
December 1, 2017
Time: 19:30

Camberley Theatre,
Knoll Road,
Camberley,
Surrey, GU15 3SY,
GB

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The popular James Bond Concert Spectacular by Q The Music Show is coming to Camberley Theatre.

They will be bringing the fabulous and iconic music of James Bond to you in a stunning concert. 

This show has been a huge success all around the World with its energetic and exciting performance by some of the UK’s leading musicians.
 
Featuring all the songs from the 007 movies...


 

Wiener Konzerthaus
Lothringerstraße 20, 1030 WIEN
(that's Vienna!)

Samstag 2 Dezember 2017
19:30 Uhr
Großer Saal

Sonntag 3 Dezember 2017
19:30 Uhr
Großer Saal

Dieses Galakonzert lässt 53 Jahre Bond-Movies live und auf großer Kinoleinwand Revue passieren. Von John Barrys «Goldfinger», «Thunderball» und «Diamonds Are Forever» über «Licence To Kill», «A View To A Kill» und «Goldeneye» bis hin zu «Skyfall» und dem Song des bislang letzten Bond-Streifens, «Writings On The Wall». Spezielle Arrangements für großes Symphonieorchester garantieren neben den Star-Interpreten einen unvergesslichen Abend.

Am 2. und 3. Dezember 2017 werden die legendären Songs und Scores aus den Bond-Movies von den Star-Interpreten Maya Hakvoort, Nazide Aylin und Sandra Pires im Wiener Konzerthaus präsentiert. Dabei werden sie von einem großen Symphonieorchester, ergänzt durch Top-Instrumentalsolisten für den speziellen Bond-Sound, begleitet, während die berühmten Filmszenen auf eine Leinwand projiziert werden. Die Arrangements stammen vom musikalischen Leiter der Galakonzerte, Alex Johansson. Als besonderes Highlight wird Stargast Conchita ihre Lieblings-Bondsongs interpretieren.