The murky origins of the James Bond Theme

The James Bond Theme, as anyone who visits here knows, is one of the most famous pieces of movie music. But trying to peel back the origins has proven a bit tricky. A UK court has decided that Monty Norman is the author. But when you see the UK documentary we’ve linked to (via YouTube). You can appreciate that without John Barry’s orchestrations and arrangements and Vic Flick’s guitar playing, it just wouldn’t have been the same. The behind-the-scenes story starts at the 49-second mark below:

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  1. […] was also composer John Barry’s first opportunity to write a title song for the series. He had arranged the James Bond Theme in Dr. No and the dramatic music for From Russia With […]

  2. […] Bond theme: a sequel Posted on November 28, 2009 by The HMSS Editors Eleven months ago, we posted about the murky origins of the James Bond Theme which included a link to a portion of a U.K. […]

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