Barry's Goldfinger Close-call
Composer JOHN BARRY's legendary theme song for the 1964 JAMES BOND movie GOLDFINGER almost didn't make the film, because a producer thought it "the worst f**king song I ever heard". Film-maker HARRY SALTZMAN was livid when Barry delivered the SHIRLEY BASSEY-sung classic to him. And it was only down to time constraints that the song was left in. Barry says, "I got a phone call from Harry. He never used to come down to recording sessions, and he says, 'John, that is the worst f**king song I ever heard in my life. We open in three weeks' time, otherwise I'd take that f**king song out of the picture. I'd take it out! Out!'"