Monty Norman

Bond theme composer Monty Norman dies at 94

The child of Latvian immigrants, Norman grew up in the East End of London, where his mother bought him his first guitar at the age of 16.

He went on to compose for West End shows like Expresso Bongo and Irma La Douce, before moving into film.

His Bond theme, commissioned for 1962's Dr No, was used throughout the series.

Bond producer Cubby Broccoli had asked Norman to compose the first movie's score, having been impressed with his stage musical CV.