John Barry: As pop as the Beatles

The Guardian profiles the legendary James Bond-soundtracker, John Barry, who passed away over the weekend:

And John Barry was pop, as pop as the Beatles, and as representative of mid-60s London as anyone. He shared a flat with Michael Caine, married Jane Birkin, and owned a pad in super-hip Cadogan Square.

He said he could put on a suit and walk towards the gentlemen's clubs of St James's, or a pair of blue jeans and head into Chelsea. Though he was from the old, pre-Beatles world of arrangers and producers, he rose to the challenge of the new order and got better and better.

There's an obituary here.

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