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David Arnold - 98% match to John Barry

Genres: Pop / Rock Soundtracks
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Jerry Goldsmith - 93% match to John Barry

Genres: Classical Pop / Rock Soundtracks
Decades Active: 2000s
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Jerrald Goldsmith, 10 February 1929, Los Angeles, California, USA, d. 21 July 2004, Beverly Hills, California, USA. A prolific composer for films and television, from the late 50s through to the new millennium. Besides studying music at the University of South Carolina (under Hungarian composer Miklos Rozsa), Goldsmith also took lessons in office practice and secured a job a Read more

Marvin Hamlisch - 83% match to John Barry

Genres: Soundtracks
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2 June 1944, New York City, New York, USA. A pianist, arranger and conductor, who has made an indelible mark as a composer for Broadway musical shows and films, Hamlisch began as a child prodigy, and played the piano by ear at the age of five. When he was seven, he became the youngest student ever to be enrolled at the Juilliard School of Music. One of the first songs he wro Read more

James Horner - 71% match to John Barry

Genres: Easy Listening Holiday & Seasonal Pop / Rock Soundtracks
Decades Active: 2000s
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14 August 1953, Los Angeles, California, USA. A prolific composer, arranger and conductor for films from the late 70s through to the new millennium, Horner studied at the Royal College Of Music in London, at USC Los Angeles, and UCLA. In the late 70s he worked on several films for Roger Corman’s New World production company, including Up From The Depths, The Lady In Red Read more

Maurice Jarre - 71% match to John Barry

Genres: Pop / Rock Soundtracks
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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13 September 1924, Lyons, France. An important composer for films for over 40 years, as a youngster Jarre intended to become an electrical engineer, but changed his mind and studied music at the Paris Conservatoire in 1944. He joined the orchestra of the Jean Louise Barrault Theatre, and in 1951, composed the music for Kleist’sLe Prince De Homburg. Soon afterwards he mo Read more

Elmer Bernstein - 67% match to John Barry

Genres: Big Band & Swing Classical Pop / Rock Soundtracks
Decades Active: 1950s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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4 April 1922, New York City, New York, USA, d. 18 August 2004, Ojai, California, USA. An important and prolific arranger/conductor and composer of over 200 film scores. Bernstein was hailed as a ‘musical genius’ in the classical field at the age of 12. Despite being a talented actor, dancer and painter, he devoted himself to becoming a concert pianist and toured na Read more

Alan Silvestri - 54% match to John Barry

Genres: Pop / Rock Soundtracks
Decades Active: 1990s
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New York, USA. A prolific composer of film music, from the 70s through to the 90s. Silvestri studied at the Berklee College Of Music in Boston, Massachusetts, before scoring some low-budget movies and working on the US television series Chips In the late 70s and early 80s he composed the music for Las Vegas Lady, The Amazing Dobermans (starring Fred Astaire in an off-beat r Read more

Michael Kamen - 53% match to John Barry

Genres: Classical Pop / Rock Soundtracks
Decades Active: 1990s
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15 April 1948, New York City, New York, USA, d. 18 November 2003, London, England. A former member of the 60s rock/classical crossover band the New York Rock And Roll Ensemble, this prolific composer, conductor, and arranger worked predominantly in the world of film.After studying the oboe at the Juilliard School of Music, Kamen contributed some music Read more

Thomas Newman - 52% match to John Barry

Genres: Pop / Rock Soundtracks
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Bernard Herrmann - 49% match to John Barry

Genres: Classical Pop / Rock Soundtracks
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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29 June 1911, New York, USA, d. 24 December 1975, Los Angeles, USA. One of the most highly regarded composers and arrangers of background music for films, from the early 40s through to the 70s. Herrmann studied at New York University and the Juilliard School of Music, before joining CBS broadcasting in 1933. While serving as a composer conductor for radio documentaries and d Read more

Basil Poledouris - 48% match to John Barry

Genres: Pop / Rock Soundtracks
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Bill Conti - 47% match to John Barry

Genres: Pop / Rock Soundtracks
Decades Active: 2000s
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13 April 1942, Providence, Rhode Island, USA. A composer, conductor and musical director for television and films, Conti was taught to play the piano by his father from the age of seven, and later, after the family had moved to Miami, Florida, took up the bassoon. After leaving high school he studied composition at Louisiana State University, and played in its symphony orche Read more

George Martin - 47% match to John Barry

Genres: Easy Listening Pop / Rock Soundtracks Vocals
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1990s 2000s
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3 January 1926, London, England. Martin became the world’s most famous record producer through his work with the Beatles. Classically trained at London’s Guildhall School of Music, he joined EMI Records in November 1950 as a junior A&R man. Five years later, Martin was given charge of the Parlophone Records label where he produced a wide variety of artists. Amo Read more

Lalo Schifrin - 47% match to John Barry

Genres: Jazz Pop / Rock Soundtracks
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Boris Schifrin, 21 June 1932, Buenos Aires, Argentina. Schifrin was taught classical piano from the age of six but later studied sociology and law at university. He won a scholarship to the Paris Conservatoire where he studied with Olivier Messiaen. In 1955 he represented Argentina in the Third International Jazz Festival in Paris. He met Dizzy Gillespie first in 1956 when t Read more

Ennio Morricone - 46% match to John Barry

Genres: Classical Electronic & Ambient Music Videos & Concerts Musicals & The Arts Pop / Rock Soundtracks Vocals World Music
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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10 November 1928, Rome, Italy. A distinguished and prolific composer, whose revolutionary scores for ‘spaghetti westerns’ helped make him one of the most influential figures in the film music world, Morricone has scored hundreds of films in a career stretching over 40 years. Morricone studied trumpet and composition at Rome’s Conservatory of Santa Cecilia, bef Read more


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