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    • Over a ten-year span, Martin was involved with three of the iconic James Bond films. In 1963, he signed Matt Monro to an EMI contract only months before the singer recorded the theme for the second Bond film, From Russia With Love (1963). The next year, Martin himself produced the hit theme (sung by Shirley Bassey) for Goldfinger (1964).
      Later, in addition to composing most of it, he produced, arranged and conducted the entire score for Live and Let Die (1972) - winning a Grammy for his arrangement of the title song by Paul McCartney and Wings (Paul and Linda McCartney were nominated for a Best Original Song Oscar - the first Bond theme to ever be so honored - and, along with George, for a Best Original Score Album Oscar).