Monday, January 31, 2011

Gone but not forgotten: John Barry

Film composer John Barry has died aged 77 after a heart attack. While most of the tributes will rightly focus on his work for James Bond (but not the iconic theme tune, which was written by the famously litigious Monty Norman), I thought it'd be nice to remember another unforgettable pop moment he gave to the world.

Here's Beat Girl by the John Barry Seven - as sampled by... well, see if you can work it out.

John Barry Seven - Beat Girl

A profound and original talent. Rest in peace.

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