Began studying piano at age nine
Earned fifth Academy Award for "Dances With Wolves"
Formed the John Barry Seven; performed back-up for Adam Faith
Earned another Oscar for his score for "Out of Africa"
Scored first James Bond film, "Dr. No" (credit goes to Monty Norman)
Won third Academy Award for "The Lion in Winter"
Earned an Emmy nomination for his music for "Eleanor and Franklin: The White House Years" (ABC)
Garnered an Emmy nomination for "Elizabeth Taylor in London" (ABC)
Composed the score for the ill-fated Broadway musical "The Little Prince and the Aviator"; show closed in previews without officially opening
Wrote first film score for "Beat Girl"
Performed in a military band during military service in Egypt and Cyprus
Won two Oscars for his work on "Born Free"
Wrote title theme for the TV series "Shirley's World" (ABC)
Composed the music for "Never Let Go"
Worked for EMI records, arranging orchestral accompaniment for the company's recording artists
Composed the music for "Midnight Cowboy"
Composed the music for "Somewhere in Time"
Composed the theme for the TV series "The Persuaders!" (ABC)
Scored the successful West End show "Billy"
Executive produced the album entitled <i>Here's to the Heroes</i> by the Australian ensemble The Ten Tenors
Earned an Oscar nomination for the music from "Chaplin"