Today we bid adieu to composer John Barry, who gave us the magical musical scores to classic films such as; Midnight Cowboy, Walkabout, The Knack . . . and how to get it, Out of Africa, and The Cotton Club, not to mention The James Bond Theme, and Goldfinger, but at the moment, my favorite piece from his epic oeuvre is this . . .
It should also be noted that in the 1960s, Barry was a flatmate of Michael Caine's, as well as husband to Jane Birkin from 1965-1968 (who is perhaps the coolest and most stylish human to exist, ever). One thing's for sure . . . the big band up in Heaven just got a whole lot tighter.
Photos: Barry with wife Jane Birkin in his E Type Jaguar, and Barry with Jane in the late '60s (possibly shot by David Bailey)