Some of you know that I’m a very big, but very picky, fan of James Bond. So much so that — if Bystander ever gives me a couple months’ off — I’m planning a novel designed to be the ultimate Fleming-era Bond book. It should be great fun.
But even I did not know that George Martin produced Shirley Bassey’s “Goldfinger”. Add this to 1973’s “Live and Let Die,” and it’s clear that, in addition to all of his other accolades, Sir George has to be considered the King of the Bond Theme.