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John Barry

1933 - 2011

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John Barry Prendergast (3 November 1933 – 30 January 2011) was a British composer and conductor of film music. He composed the scores for eleven of the James Bond films between 1963 and 1987, as well as arranging and performing the "James Bond Theme" for the first film in the series, 1962's Dr. No. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of John Barry has received more than 77,162 page views. His biography is available in 52 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 51 in 2019). John Barry is the 163rd most popular composer (up from 170th in 2019), the 498th most popular biography from United Kingdom (up from 510th in 2019) and the 5th most popular British Composer.

John Barry is most famous for his work on the James Bond movies.

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Among composers, John Barry ranks 163 out of 1,216Before him are Marin Marais, Vittorio Monti, Dmitry Kabalevsky, Francesco Cavalli, Jan Pieterszoon Sweelinck, and Ferruccio Busoni. After him are Nicola Porpora, Scott Joplin, Alexander Vasilyevich Alexandrov, Franz von Suppé, Witold Lutosławski, and Adrian Willaert.

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Among people born in 1933, John Barry ranks 37Before him are Kim Novak, Philip Zimbardo, Álvaro Siza Vieira, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Stanley Milgram, and Steven Weinberg. After him are Oliver Sacks, Gian Maria Volonté, Bernardo Provenzano, Gene Wilder, Quincy Jones, and Jerzy Grotowski. Among people deceased in 2011, John Barry ranks 26Before him are Flórián Albert, Gary Moore, Rudolf Mössbauer, Dennis Ritchie, Willard Boyle, and Sidney Lumet. After him are Necmettin Erbakan, Norman Foster Ramsey Jr., Christa Wolf, Lynn Margulis, Manfred Gerlach, and Diana Wynne Jones.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, John Barry ranks 498 out of 7,765Before him are Daphne du Maurier (1907), John Couch Adams (1819), John Bonham (1948), Betty Williams (1943), Ronnie Wood (1947), and Albert Finney (1936). After him are James Hutton (1726), Geoffrey of Monmouth (1090), William Lamb, 2nd Viscount Melbourne (1779), Stanley Baldwin (1867), Ernest Augustus, King of Hanover (1771), and Frank Williams (1942).

Among COMPOSERS In United Kingdom

Among composers born in United Kingdom, John Barry ranks 5Before him are Edward Elgar (1857), Henry Purcell (1659), Benjamin Britten (1913), and Gustav Holst (1874). After him are William Byrd (1543), Thomas Tallis (1502), Andrew Lloyd Webber (1948), Ralph Vaughan Williams (1872), Keith Emerson (1944), Eugen d'Albert (1864), and John Dunstaple (1390).