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John Barry: 15 facts about the great composer
15. High praise
Following Barry's death in 2011, his Bond soundtrack successor David Arnold said, "Meeting him was like touching the hem of God's frock. Today, everyone is saying the same thing: he was the governor and it's a sad and profound loss." Music producer Mark Ronson wrote, "Goldfinger Diamonds Are Forever View To A Kill ... & Midnight Cowboy, Out of Africa, You Only Live Twice etc ... every time John Barry sat down to write a score, he wrote a modern standard."