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Bassey set for John Barry concert

Published 11/04/2011 | 17:42

Dame Shirley Bassey will take to the stage at John Barry's memorial concert
Dame Shirley Bassey will take to the stage at John Barry's memorial concert

Dame Shirley Bassey and Rumer are among the stars set to perform at a memorial concert for the Oscar-winning composer John Barry.

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The event, at the Royal Albert Hall in central London, will raise funds for a scholarship, established in Barry's name, at the Royal College of Music.

The composer, who was best known for his work on the James Bond films, died in January aged 77.

The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra will perform at the event which will feature tributes from friends including Don Black, Sir Michael Caine, Sir George Martin, Sir Michael Parkinson, Sir Tim Rice and former Bond star Timothy Dalton.

Barry also work on other celebrated film scores including Midnight Cowboy, The Ipcress File, and Born Free - for which he won two of his five Oscars.

He also landed Academy Awards for The Lion In Winter, Out Of Africa and Dances With Wolves.

Tickets go on sale on Friday.

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