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John Barry tribute concert announced

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A tribute concert has been announced for composer John Barry, who passed away on January 31.

The event will be held in Barry's honour at the Royal Albert Hall on June 20, and is due to feature several guests connected to the composer paying tribute.

Barry scored 11 James Bond films including From Russia With Love and Goldfinger, as well as many other classic movies including Midnight Cowboy and Walkabout.

Performers on the night will include Dame Shirley Bassey, who sung the Bond themes Goldfinger, Diamonds Are Forever and Moonraker. The composer's music will be performed by the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra.

The show will be devised by Barry's widow Laurie, along with the current Bond music leader David Arnold.

Other tributes will be given by former Bond Timothy Dalton, Sir George Martin and Sir Michael Caine.

All proceeds from the show will help fund a film composition scholarship set up in Barry's name at London's Royal College of Music.

Watch the video below to see John Barry conducting a medley of James Bond themes in 2001:

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