John Barry

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Don Black: 'the Pele of lyricists' on Bond themes, Broadway and Born Free
He’s written songs with everyone from Quincy Jones to John Barry – though his musical about premature ejaculation was a flop. ‘Everyone’s the same when they sit at the piano,’ he reveals

Alexis Petridis

29, Jul, 2020 @3:06 PM

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Jane Birkin: ‘I learned French off a tape recorder’
The singer and actor, 70, on sexy pictures, Glenda Jackson and her first concert – at the Bataclan

Rebecca Nicholson

22, Apr, 2017 @1:00 PM

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Sam Smith's Spectre song could be a return to classic Bond themes
Writing’s on the Wall, first theme by British male solo vocalist since Tom Jones in 1965, could hark back to 60s hits

Caroline Sullivan

08, Sep, 2015 @6:48 PM

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Bob Stanley: soundtrack of my life

The Saint Etienne co-founder talks to Tom Lamont about the 80s, the joy of sampling, and rediscovering pre-rock'n'roll crooners

Interview by Tom Lamont

28, Sep, 2013 @11:04 PM

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Jane Birkin: My family values
The singer and actor talks about her family. By Anita Sethi

Anita Sethi

18, Jan, 2013 @5:45 PM

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My favourite Bond film: You Only Live Twice
Phelim O'Neill: Whether faced with space travel, ninja assassins or Blofeld's killer piranhas, Sean Connery's Bond has never seemed more at home than in Roald Dahl's exotic epic

Phelim O'Neill

04, Oct, 2012 @3:29 PM

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My favourite Bond film: Goldfinger

Anne Billson: Goldfinger has the most sinister villain and best soundtrack but it's the inept fumbling of 007 that truly sets this Bond film apart

Anne Billson

02, Oct, 2012 @4:02 PM

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Hammett
A stylish dose of neo-noir brings writer/detective Dashiell Hammett back to drinking, smoking, typewriter-bashing life, writes Philip French

Philip French

20, Nov, 2011 @12:05 AM

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Elizabeth Taylor in London soundtrack danced to the rebel screen queen's tune
Rob Fitzpatrick: Composed by John Barry, the 1963 TV film's soundtrack is a fitting tribute to Hollywood's first rock'n'roll starlet

Rob Fitzpatrick

25, Mar, 2011 @4:20 PM

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The Northerner: Lake District sticks together over forest sell-off

Welcome to the Northerner, the Guardian's weekly digest of the best of the northern press

Cathy Heffernan and Helen Carter

02, Feb, 2011 @11:25 AM

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I was John Barry's No 1 fan, says Jerry Sadowitz

The comedian Jerry Sadowitz was thrilled when he could sit in on an album recording with his idol, the late John Barry

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01, Feb, 2011 @8:00 PM

John Barry, Bond films' man with the golden tunes, dies aged 77

Composer best known for James Bond music won five Oscars and scored more than 100 films

Mark Brown, arts correspondent

31, Jan, 2011 @9:49 PM

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