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Diamonds are Forever

February 2nd, 2011 · No Comments · death, music, tv

After the best part of 2 months without a proper post, I break my blog silence. (OK, I posted yesterday, but I actually drafted this first!) Skipping the reasons I’ve abstained from publication, it is telling that my silence is broken to say something about the subject arguably most consistently close to my heart throughout my life: music.

John Barry has died. Many may not recognise the name, but most will recognise his music, particularly from film and television. He had the ability to pick up on the mood of a film and write a theme that became as much a signature for the movie as its starring actors and their roles.

The BBC have posted an audio slideshow of some of his best-known and most popular works. But my own favourite is probably still his spendid theme for the TV series The Persuaders, a show featuring Roger Moore and Tony Curtis in their heyday back when I was only a little older than Oliver is now.

I expect the music Barry wrote will long outlive him. I write this post primarily in the hope that my children will enjoy his creations and the great films of which they were a part.


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