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Monty Norman, who in 1961 composed one of the most recognizable pieces of music in modern history - the James Bond theme - has passed away.  He was 94.

Various obits noted that over time, composer John Barry - who scored soundtracks for a number of Bond films, starting with From Russia With Love and ending with The Living Daylights - was given credit for the ubiquitous theme music.  Norman sued, arguing that Barry had arranged the theme but not composed it, and won a unanimous verdict.

Here is the first time the music was heard … in the title sequence for Dr. No, released in 1962: