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3.0 out of 5 stars Great attention to detail but one astonishing omission!, 18 Jan. 2003
Geoff Leonard (Bristol, England) - See all my reviews
This review is from: The Virgin Encyclopedia of Sixties Music (Hardcover)
Although this book (like the others in the series) is obviously well researched and extremely detailed in the information it contains, I felt let down by one very obvious omission.
Granted not every sixties performer or musician can be included but the absence of even a line about the career of pop musician turned film music composer John Barry is absolutely staggering.
Barry, who not only had several hits in his own right, also accompanied Adam Faith on many of his. He has also won five Oscars - three in the sixties. His collaborators, Don Black & Leslie Bricusse both get lengthy write-ups and deservedly so. But with even groups like 'A Band Of Angels' (produced by Barry, ironically enough), who had one minor hit, getting a few lines, I can only assume his own omission was carelessness. And for me, at least, this makes the book a flawed one.
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