John Barry

Among the, literally, hundreds of musicians and others in the art and/or the business of making music who once had a moment in the sun (or longer),  and whose passing may have slipped your notice Nickolas Ashford Legendary Motown composer and arranger (Ain’t No Mountain High Enough, Your Precious Love), who with his songwriting partner […]


R.I.P. — John Barry

by M.C. Antil on March 14, 2011

A few weeks back, the world of pop culture lost a heavyweight; a man whose remarkable impact was largely overlooked by the obit writers, both here and across the pond. British composer John Barry left an absolutely indelible imprint on our collective consciousness. Yet when he died, perhaps only the Guardian in the U.K. managed to […]


Fun Facts — Songwriter Edition

by M.C. Antil on September 24, 2010

Did you know… That Barry Gibb of the Bee Gees wrote “To Love Somebody” specifically for Otis Redding, but that Redding died before he was able to record it?   That when native Hoosier Hoagy Carmichael wrote the music for “Georgia (On My Mind)” it was widely believed to be a song about a woman […]