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This is a comments thread about Blog Post: John Barry: 1933-2011 by Stephen Woolston
 
 Posted:   Jan 31, 2011 - 1:32 AM   
 By:   barryfan1   (Member)

Thanks Steve, nicely done.

Mike

 
 Posted:   Jan 31, 2011 - 2:03 AM   
 By:   Stephen Woolston   (Member)

Thanks Mike. It's an inadequate tribute, but today's Film Score Daily article just had to be a tribute to John Barry. Anything else just wouldn't have been right.

We must get together soon.

 
 Posted:   Jan 31, 2011 - 4:13 AM   
 By:   dave norris   (Member)

Steve, you have summed it all up perfectly. Well done. I'm still numb even though he has not in the best of health & am man enough to admit i had a little cry on the train this moning.

Dave

 
 Posted:   Jan 31, 2011 - 4:24 AM   
 By:   Stephen Woolston   (Member)

Dave, I will be in London this weekend. I wonder if you, me, and maybe a few others are able to align our schedules and drink a toast to the man.

And, I just read this tribute by Robert Townson. I like it much:

http://www.varesesarabande.us/

Cheers

 
 
 Posted:   Jan 31, 2011 - 4:48 AM   
 By:   Tall Guy   (Member)

Dave, I will be in London this weekend. I wonder if you, me, and maybe a few others are able to align our schedules and drink a toast to the man.


I wish I could be there for solidarity purposes, but we're going to see a new baby in the family in Leicester that day. The circle of life, hey.

Lovely tribute, Steve. I think we'll be reading many more in the days to come.

 
 
 Posted:   Jan 31, 2011 - 5:03 AM   
 By:   Hansbudgie   (Member)

Dave, I will be in London this weekend. I wonder if you, me, and maybe a few others are able to align our schedules and drink a toast to the man.

And, I just read this tribute by Robert Townson. I like it much:

http://www.varesesarabande.us/

Cheers


Indefinably sad day. mad sadder by the heartfelt tributes on the websites around the world.
If it can be arranged, I would like to join you and others in toasting the great man in London this weekend.

 
 Posted:   Jan 31, 2011 - 5:13 AM   
 By:   batman&robin   (Member)

I really feel very very very very sad right now...
Thank you for the gorgeous music, Maestro, R.I.P!

 
 
 Posted:   Jan 31, 2011 - 5:37 AM   
 By:   jkannry   (Member)

Well done steve. Nice.

Still have to ask to inject humor into this very sad occasion. "and spy thrillers of the 1960s. This matured into an acceptance into Hollywood that tumulted with such major romantic film scores as Out of Africa and Dances With Wolves." did you get caught by the magic 8 ball spell checking of ipad iPhone with "tumulted". Did you mean culminated???

 
 Posted:   Jan 31, 2011 - 5:55 AM   
 By:   JB Fan   (Member)

Thanks Steve, I'm grateful for such touching article.

And three weeks ago I hoped that LLL can persuade Maestro to sign the first 100 CDs of their future release - alas, ways of the Lord are inscrutable...

 
 
 Posted:   Jan 31, 2011 - 8:03 AM   
 By:   jjmaimone   (Member)

I was listening to some Barry last night. How many of us became film music fans because of Barry's scores? Who could watch a Bond film and not notice the unforgettable themes? He was awesome and will be missed.

 
 
 Posted:   Jan 31, 2011 - 8:57 AM   
 By:   Bob Bryden   (Member)

I'll never forget the spring/summer of '64 when I obtained 'From Russia with Love', 'Zulu' and 'A Hard Days' Night' (the latter is, of course, not Barry) but it all melds together for me as memory of a very cool time. God bless you and rest well, John.

p.s. And of course, by Christmas of the same year I also had 'Goldfinger'!! Classic times.

 
 
 Posted:   Jan 31, 2011 - 10:07 AM   
 By:   esclad   (Member)

For me, he was the merlin of music and he made every movie special that he touched. Very very sad day

 
 Posted:   Jan 31, 2011 - 11:49 AM   
 By:   Stephen Woolston   (Member)

I'm really pleased by the press that John Barry is getting here in the UK.

Channel 4 (one of the 4 major TV channels in the UK) has devoted nearly 15 minutes of it's main evening news show to reporting Barry's death, in two separate features. Lengthy tributes were given by David Arnold and George Martin.

BBC Radio 4 also had a feature with Don Black.

It's being treated as major news here and that's pleasing to see.

Cheers

 
 
 Posted:   Jan 31, 2011 - 12:20 PM   
 By:   markmi300   (Member)

I have really missed listening to brand new scores from John Barry during the last decade. When ever I was at the cinema checking out posters of up coming movies, I would ALWAYS look first to see who was doing the music. In the hopes that it would have a Barry, Williams or Goldsmith score attached. The news of his passing hit me the same way as Jerry Goldsmith's in 2004. I was deeply saddened. John Barry, Jerry Goldsmith and John Williams are, to me, the best of the best of what film scores should be. R.I.P. JB. You will be truly missed.

 
 Posted:   Jan 31, 2011 - 12:33 PM   
 By:   Grecchus   (Member)

My favourite all time Barry is the theme from Midnight Cowboy. I found out when logged on at work. The wave of creativity that coloured my own existence was from works such as his and others who no longer sit down to eat bread with us. That wave of colour is passing now and I honest to God do not know what can ever replace it.

To his family and friends, permit me to say how sorry I am to hear this very sad news.

 
 Posted:   Feb 2, 2011 - 4:07 AM   
 By:   Stephen Woolston   (Member)

Just to confirm. Though there'll be a more formally organised fan gathering, Dave Norris and I are taking advantage of being in the same place at the same time this coming Saturday to meet up and drink to the maestro.

If any of you other London based Barry fans wish to join us, feel free. We're meeting up Saturday. It'll probably be 4.30-5pm by the time we get to the drinking place.

Email me at sw@swoolston.wanadoo.co.uk if you want to join us.

Cheers

 
 Posted:   Feb 2, 2011 - 4:16 AM   
 By:   Thomas   (Member)

What are the tentative plans for that fan gathering, Stephen? Will it be announced in plenty of time for people make arrangements to travel etc? Can you say anything more at the minute? Ta.

 
 
 Posted:   Feb 2, 2011 - 4:38 AM   
 By:   Tall Guy   (Member)

I'm really pleased by the press that John Barry is getting here in the UK.

Channel 4 (one of the 4 major TV channels in the UK) has devoted nearly 15 minutes of it's main evening news show to reporting Barry's death, in two separate features. Lengthy tributes were given by David Arnold and George Martin.

BBC Radio 4 also had a feature with Don Black.

It's being treated as major news here and that's pleasing to see.

Cheers


And in case you missed it in the RIP thread, the local York rag is covering the sad event thus:
http://www.yorkpress.co.uk/news/johnbarry/

Again, wish I could be there on Saturday - I'll raise a glass in any case, and maybe someone could post the odd pic on Facebook, which I'll pick up "live".

Chris

 
 Posted:   Feb 2, 2011 - 4:42 AM   
 By:   Stephen Woolston   (Member)

Hi Thomas,

I think Ruud Rozemeijer and Geoff Leonard will orchestrate the more formal fan meeting to coincide with the public memorial, but the best way to stay in touch about that is to probably join the Yahoo Groups forum for John Barry, which they administer.

That said, I'm sure they'll also announce their plans here.

Mine and Dave's meeting on Saturday is just an informal one, taking advantage of the fact we're both in London at the same time. But, as I said, if other Barry fans want to join us, we'd love to see you there.

Cheers

 
 
 Posted:   Feb 2, 2011 - 5:45 AM   
 By:   Timmer   (Member)

I wish I could be there. I'll make the next one for sure.

 
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