Monty Norman, the British composer best known for his work on his famous James Bond theme song, died at the age of 94.
Monty Norman, the British composer best known for his work on his famous James Bond theme song, died at the age of 94. Norman was born in London in 1924 and began his career as a musician in the 1950s.
James Bond theme composer Monty Norman dies at 94 https://t.co/u0HlPbpiQ5— BBC News (UK) (@BBCNews) July 11, 2022
He composed music for several films throughout his career, including “The Ipcress File” and “Funeral in Berlin.” However, he is most well-known for his work on the James Bond franchise. Norman wrote the famous theme song for “Dr. No,” the first film in the series, and he also composed music for several other Bond films, including “Live and Let Die” and “For Your Eyes Only.” In total, Norman composed music for 11 Bond films.
His work on the franchise helped to cement James Bond’s status as one of pop culture’s most iconic characters. Norman’s death is a significant loss for the world of film music, and he will be remembered as one of his generation’s most talented and prolific composers.
Monty norman cause of death ?
The British music composer Monty Norman was responsible for creating songs for James Bond, including the title song.
Announcement was made On official website of musician’s official website
“It is with sadness we share the news that Monty Norman died on 11th July 2022 after a short illness”.
Norman was gifted his first guitar at just 16. he received the nickname Monty Noserovitch when he was born in 1928 in the East End of London to Jewish parents.
Early Career Monty norman
Before writing songs for the early British musician’s Cliff Richard and Tommy Steele and writing songs for stage musicals, such as “Make me an Offer,” Expresso Bongo” as well as “Poppy,” he was an entertainer in big bands as well as in the double act of variety alongside comedian Benny Hill. At the same time as well, he collaborated with Benny Hill.
The producer Albert “Cubby” Broccoli approached Norman about writing themes for the very initial James Bond film, which was named “Dr.”No” and came out in 1962. Norman took the offer.
The key riff was changed from sitar to electric guitar, drawing inspiration from a composition he had created for an electric guitar version of V.S. Naipaul’s “A House for Mr. Biswas.” All 25 Bond novels have employed the resulting sound, which is twangy, energising, and menacing.
To Norman’s astonishment, the film’s producers enlisted the composer John Barry to modify the theme. As it turned out, Barry became widely believed to be the composer who composed it. Following his death in the year 2011, Barry went on to compose the music for more than twelve James Bond films, including “Goldfinger” and “You Only Live Twice.” Barry died in the year 2011.
To allow Norman to prove his work, he filed a libel suit against The Sunday Times newspaper in 1997, and they had claimed within an editorial the fact that Barry was the one who had written the concept. The case was won in 2001, and he was awarded 30000 pounds as compensation for his losses.
Monty will be deeply missed by all who knew him. He was a kind and caring man who always had a warm smile for everyone he met. We take comfort in knowing that he is now at peace Rip🙏
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