Yesterday we lost one of the great composers of the 20th century. John Barry, best known to me and millions of others as the man behind so many timeless film soundtracks, died at age 77. Barry won five Oscars for his work, including Dances With Wolves and Midnight Cowboy, but it is his scores for 11 James Bond movies that I love the most.
Here’s probably my favorite Barry composition, from 1969’s On Her Majesty’s Secret Service. It’s the immortal Louis Armstrong performing “We Have All the Time in the World,” the love theme from the sole George Lazenby 007 film.