Monty Norman Passed Away At The Age Of 94

Monty Norman, known as the composer of film themes about James Bond, died at the age of 94. The composer’s death was announced on his official website, where his net worth is estimated at more than $5 million.

According to the statement:

“We regret to inform you that Monty Normal passed away on July 11, 2022 after a short illness.”

However, at the time of writing, there was no further information on the cause of his death or the arrangements for his burial.

Monty Norman Net Worth and Career

Monty Norman was born on April 4, 1928 to Annie and Abraham Noserovitch. During World War II, Norman was evacuated from London and returned during the Blitz. Before discovering his passion for music, he joined the RAF as a young man to serve his country. Despite conflicting reports, Norman’s net worth at the time of his death was around $5 million. He made a lot of money as a songwriter and singer.

Norman played in the bands of Cyril Stapleton, Stanley Black, Ted Heath and Nat Temple from 1950 to 1960. He took part in numerous other events and shared the stage with famous musicians. Among them are Benny Hill, Harry Secombe, Spike Milligan, Jimmy James, Tony Hancock, Jimmy Edwards and others. Monty began writing music in the late 1950s for artists including Cliff Richard, Tommy Steele and Count Basie, as well as for musicals and films. He contributed lyrics to musicals such as Make Me an Offer and Expresso Bongo.

“We are saddened to learn that Monty Norman passed away today. Monty created the iconic anthem that accompanies the cinematic entry of the world’s greatest secret agent, 007, and we are eternally grateful for his contribution to the franchise” Michael G. Wilson & Barbara Broccoli

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— James Bond (@007) July 11, 2022

For his work on Songbook and Poppy, the composer received the Ivor Novello Award and the SWET Award. His song False Hearted Lover received great reviews from the public. Norman also wrote music for films such as The Two Faces of Dr. Jekyll, Call Me Bwana and others. He wrote the music for two other musicals, Lucky Jim and Quick Quick Slow. In 2004, he began writing his memoirs, A Stick Full of Pastries.

James Bond and Monty Norman theme tune

Monty Norman composed the music for the first film in the James Bond series, Dr. But. In 1962, he received royalties for the song. Meanwhile, when the producers expressed dissatisfaction with the tune, John Barry reworked it. Barry once claimed to be the author of the thread. Monty, on the other hand, won the case he brought against the publisher because they wrongly credited Barry as the composer.

Monty Norman

Norman also appeared in the DVD documentary Inside Dr. But. in the musical piece he wrote for the theater musical based on A House for Mr. Biswas. The song, Bad Sign, Good Sign, was very similar to the James Bond theme. The James Bond theme also brought to mind Celia Cruz’s Plegaria a La Roye. From 1976 to 1999, Norman earned £485,000 in royalties for the use of the song.

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