Wednesday, August 17

Monty Norman, creator of the James Bond song, dies | Digital Trends Spanish

One of the most emblematic themes in the world of cinema, the musical curtain of agent 007, james-bondcries the departure of its creator, since at 94 years of age Monty Norman passed awaythe composer of the piece.

The theme was first used in the saga in the 1958 film Dr. No. The composition was initially called “Bad Sign Good Sign”.

Some attribute the song to arranger John Barry, who made the characteristic guitar and brass sound.

Monty Norman started out as a big band singer in the 1950s, but by the end of the decade he had pivoted to songwriting, writing songs for, among others, Cliff Richard, Tommy Steele and Bob Hope.

Norman’s other credits include the musicals theatrical songbook Y Poppy, and film music for The Two Faces of Dr Jekyll (1960), The Day the Earth Caught Fire (1961), Call Me Bwana (1963) and the TV miniseries Dickens of London (1976).

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