John Barry, 1933 - 2011

I meant to post about this story last week and didn't get to it...

As a big fan of James Bond -- particularly the films -- and the music that accompanies the movies is near and dear to my heart.

Composer John Barry scored the soundtrack for Born Free, Out Of Africa and Dances With Wolves as well as 11 of the 23 James Bond films (in chronological order); From Russia With Love, Goldfinger, Thunderball, You Only Live Twice, On Her Majesty's Secret Service, Diamonds Are Forever, The Man with the Golden Gun, Moonraker, Octopussy, A View to Kill and The Living Daylights.

Arguably, his most recognizable contribution would be "Stalking" from 1963's From Russia With Love:

All in all, a tremendous body of work.