I wanted to post some Barry, wanted to tell you how those big sweeping sexy themes made walking around London a better time. How many of the tunes I loved over the years owed something to him, especially my Mod days and the dance scene in the 90s. I wanted to talk about my love for the old James Bond films. But some of you lot have done more than that.
So here’s what might be the oddest John Barry tribute of the day. Yup, it’s the Joe 90 theme tune, a tune which I associated with John Barry, and for the life of me today I couldn’t work out why. Then I remembered, the Joe 90 theme was written by one Barry Gray. And that twangy guitar? Vic Flick, once of the John Barry Seven, and the original guitarist on the James Bond theme.
Rest easy Mr Barry.