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Monday, January 31, 2011

Rest in Peace, John Barry

Yesterday the world has lost a great composer. John Barry has put out some of my most favorite music ever. There's something special about his melodies that touches me like no other music can; I even played him at my wedding. I wonder if anyone else noticed what I was playing? I was sad to read this morning that he passed away.

Here are a few of the songs that I love the most:

Out of Africa



Dances With Wolves



Somewhere in Time



A View to Kill

1 comment:

OldGeezer said...

What are the words in that song? "Dont it always seem to go, that you don't know what you've got until it's gone." At least John lived in a time where his art work could be distributed and witnessed by many. During his day, Bach wasn't known as a composer, only for his great knowledge of harpsichords and pipe organs, and ability to play them. And of course with Mozart's antics, his talent wouldn't be truly appreciated for years. I believe John Barry learned to make himself happy with his art, and let the chips fall where they may. Just my opinion. TC Don

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