Monty Norman (1928 – 2022)

Posted: July 11, 2022 by filmmusicreporter in Film Music News

Monty Norman has passed away at age 94. The singer, composer and lyricist, best known for writing the James Bond theme and the score for first James Bond movie, 1962’s Dr. No directed by Terence Young and starring Sean Connery has composed numerous songs and scores for stage and screen starting in the late 1950s. His other film/TV scoring credits include Hammer Films’ 1960 feature The Two Faces of Dr. Jekyll directed by Terence Fisher, 1963’s Call Me Bwana directed by Gordon Douglas and the 1976 miniseries Dickens of London. He also wrote the theme song song for Val Guest’s 1961 sci-fi movie The Day the Earth Caught Fire. News of Norman’s passing was shared on his official website.

  1. Bernd-Helmut Heine says:

    He will be remembered for his music – especially the Bond theme. Now rest in peace, Monty!