One hundred and eleven years ago today, Albert R. Broccoli was born in New Your City.
Broccoli would eventually enter the film business, going from working as an assistant director with Howard Hughes to eventually become a very successful and highly respected film producer. Today, Broccoli is best-known for producing the James Bond films. Though Broccoli passed away in 1996, his daughter, Barbara, has continued to co-produce the films in the years since his death. In short, if not for Albert Broccoli, James Bond probably never would have become a film icon and that would have been a tragedy.
In honor of his birthday, we present to you a song of the day! In the clip below, The BBC Concert Orchestra performs Monty Norman’s iconic James Bond theme music.