John Barry

1933 - 2011

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John Barry Prendergast, (3 November 1933 – 30 January 2011) was an English composer and conductor of film music and films. He composed the scores for eleven of the James Bond films between 1963 and 1987, and also arranged and performed the "James Bond Theme" to 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 67,706 page views. His biography is available in 51 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 46 in 2019). John Barry is the 170th most popular composer (up from 176th in 2019), the 511th most popular biography from United Kingdom (up from 526th 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 170 out of 1,228Before him are Vincenzo Galilei, Francesco Cavalli, Ferruccio Busoni, Johann Stamitz, Philippe de Vitry, and Michael Haydn. After him are Adrian Willaert, Dmitry Kabalevsky, Max Reger, Jan Pieterszoon Sweelinck, Alexander Vasilyevich Alexandrov, and Louis Spohr.

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Among people born in 1933, John Barry ranks 32Before him are Oliver Sacks, Richard Rogers, Bernardo Provenzano, Gene Wilder, Paul Biya, and Álvaro Siza Vieira. After him are Heinrich Rohrer, Kim Novak, Wilbur Smith, Jerzy Grotowski, Jayne Mansfield, and Gian Maria Volonté. Among people deceased in 2011, John Barry ranks 23Before him are Simon van der Meer, Ágota Kristóf, Burhanuddin Rabbani, Gary Moore, Flórián Albert, and Sidney Lumet. After him are Diana Wynne Jones, Annie Girardot, Rudolf Mössbauer, Necmettin Erbakan, Willard Boyle, and Lucian Freud.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, John Barry ranks 511 out of 6,924Before him are Elizabeth Stuart, Queen of Bohemia (1596), Sweyn II of Denmark (1020), Christopher Nolan (1970), George Curzon, 1st Marquess Curzon of Kedleston (1859), Ben Jonson (1572), and Peter Gabriel (1950). After him are Diana Wynne Jones (1934), Daniel Craig (1968), Frank Williams (1942), Maud of Wales (1869), Tony Iommi (1948), and Norman Haworth (1883).

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), John Dunstaple (1390), Ralph Vaughan Williams (1872), Keith Emerson (1944), and Eugen d'Albert (1864).