James Bond Theme Composer Monty Norman Has Died At The Age Of 94. It is with sadness that we relay the news that Monty Norman passed away on July 11, 2022, following a brief illness, according to a statement on his official website.
The musician had a long career on the West End and is best known for his James Bond theme, which was commissioned for Dr. No in 1962 and utilized throughout the series.
VS Naipul’s A House for Mr. Biswas was the inspiration for Norman’s earlier composition, “Good Sign, Bad Sign,” which he claimed served as the basis for his James Bond theme.
James Bond Theme Composer Monty Norman Has Died At The Age Of 94. Prior to penning songs for musicals starting in the 1950s and 1960s, including his contribution to Belle in 1961, Norman began his career as a singer for big bands in the 1950s and 1960s.
After noticing Norman’s work in Belle, Bond producer “Cubby” Broccoli approached him to score Dr. No.
In other 007 news, the franchise’s 26th installment will “reinvent” the character, according to James Bond producer Barbara Broccoli.
Since the upcoming movie is essentially a reinvention of Bond, she explained that there isn’t a script and that we won’t be able to write one until we decide how to approach it. It takes time to redefine who he is, as we are doing. Filming won’t begin for at least two years, in my opinion.
Daniel Craig’s final appearance as 007 was in the 2021 film No Time Die, which included the character’s demise at the conclusion. Since then, there has been much speculation about his succession.