John Barry to be remembered at memorial concert

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John Barry, pictured in 2005
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Barry received the Bafta fellowship in 2005

Dame Shirley Bassey and Rumer are among the performers who will remember James Bond composer John Barry at a memorial concert at London's Royal Albert Hall.

Tributes at the 20 June concert will come from Sir George Martin and Sir Michael Caine, among others.

Money raised will help fund a film composition scholarship set up in his name at the Royal College of Music.

Barry, who won five Oscars for his work, died of a heart attack in New York in January at the age of 77.

He composed scores for 11 James Bond films, including Goldfinger and You Only Live Twice, as well as for such movies as Born Free and Out of Africa.

Tenor Alfie Boe will also perform at the event, which will feature contributions from lyricist Don Black, erstwhile Bond Timothy Dalton and broadcaster Sir Michael Parkinson.

The York-born composer's music will be played by the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra in a programme to be produced by Barry's widow Laurie and current Bond composer David Arnold.

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