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Norman wins Bond tune libel lawsuit in U.K.

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James Bond theme music composer Monty Norman has been awarded £30,000 ($48,000) libel damages by a British high court over an article saying he did not write the tune.

The Sunday Times article claimed that John Barry had penned the music, first heard in the 1962 Sean Connery starrer “Dr. No.”

Giving evidence, Barry recounted how he was brought in to complete the tune for United Artists because the film’s producers, Harry Saltzman and Albert Broccoli were “unhappy” with the music. Barry took a flat fee while Norman retained the writing credit.

Mark Warby, repping Times Newspapers, whose court costs amounted to $800,000, stated that the article was a neutral comment piece on a live dispute.

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