John Barry Seven, The

The John Barry Seven. Members of the group between 1957 and 1965 (when it was disbanded) included: John Barry (vocals & trumpet), Mike Cox (tenor-sax), Derek Myers (alto-sax), Ken Golder (drums), Fred Kirk (bass guitar), Ken Richards (lead guitar), Keith Kelly (rhythm guitar), Don Martin (drums), John Aris (vibes), Jack Oliver (lead guitar), Vic Flick (lead guitar), Mike Peters (bass guitar), Jimmy Stead (baritone sax), Dennis King (tenor-sax), Dougie Wright (drums), Les Reed (piano), Brian Hazelby (piano), Kenny Salmon (piano), Dickie Harwood (drums), Andy White (drums), Ray Cooper (drums), Bobby Carr (trumpet), Alan Bown (trumpet), Bobby Graham (drums), Dave Richmond (bass guitar), Ronald Edgeworth (keyboards), Ray Russell (lead guitar), Terry Childs (baritone sax), Bob Downes (tenor sax), Ray Styles (bass guitar), Tony Ashton (keyboards and vocals), Mike O'Neil (keyboard and vocals), Dave Green (tenor-sax), Stan Haldane (bass guitar), Ernie Cox (drums), Ron Menicos (lead guitar), Jeff Bannister (keyboard and vocals), Clive Thacker (drums), Vic Sweeney (drums).

Born John Barry Prendergast on 3rd November 1933 in York. His formative years were heavily influenced by the cinema because his father owned and ran several theatres and cinemas in the North Of England. At the age of 15 he began studying music full time but this ended when he was called-up for national service. Barry formed an unofficial army jazz-band but when he was demobbed, 'rock and roll' was all the rage. Within a few weeks of coming home John had formed his first 'seven'.

Several hit records led him to attain his greatest ambition - writing music for the big screen. His enormous world-wide successes have made him a legend in this field to this day.

Vic Flick (lead guitarist) was born Victor Harold Flick on the 14th May 1937 in Hill Crescent, Worcester Park, Surrey.

Keith Kelly (rhythm guitar) was born in 1935, in Selby, Yorkshire. After leaving the JB7 in 1959 he spent many years as a solo performer, before settling in Jersey.

John Barry died on 30th January 2011.

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THE STRINGBEAT YEARS

  

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The Stringbeat Years: Songs accompanied by John Barry

Now available, a 4-CD box-set comprising of 144 tracks, a 24-page booklet (replete with period photographs and comprehensive notes) and including ten bonus tracks (among them the CD debut of the first ever cover version of a John Barry instrumental composition).

Featuring – for the first time – the film versions of ‘Mix me a Person’, ‘The Time has Come’, and ‘What a Whopper’ (slightly shortened). There’s also an unique opportunity to hear the original version of ‘Ah, Poor Little Baby’, making its premiere appearance on CD.

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HIT AND MISS: THE STORY OF THE JOHN BARRY SEVEN

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Thoroughly and painstakingly researched over a number of years, it features contributions from several ex-members of the band and from friends and relatives of John Barry.

Comprising of over 360 pages, it is packed with an array of rare photos of the band, and the singers they often supported, as well as some unique images of memorabilia and documentation from that era; some never previously published, many more seldom seen.

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