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: