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