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Victor Harold Flick was born on 14 May 1937, in Surrey, England, andis a guitarist, best known for creating the guitar riff in the “James Bond Theme”. He also plays the guitar riff of the bridge and intro of the recording “Silhouettes” by the Herman’s Hermits. All of his efforts have helped put his net worth to where it is today, although apparently he retired in 2009.
How rich is Vic Flick? As of mid-2017, sources estimate a net worth that is at $500,000, mostly earned through a successful career in music. He played a slightly modified version of his “James Bond” guitar part in The Beatles single “Help!” released in 1965. All of these achievements ensured the position of his wealth.
Vic Flick Net Worth $500,000
Vic started gaining popularity in the late 1950s, joining the John Barry Seven. He composed the track “Zapata” and would then create the guitar riff for the theme of the television show Juke Box Jury, and made an appearance in the BBC television show “Drumbeat”. His net worth started increasing significantly, when he became the lead guitarist of the “James Bond Theme”, starting from the “Dr. No” soundtrack, and he has continued to contribute to the “James Bond” soundtracks throughout the decades. He also continued to work for the John Barry Seven as their lead guitarist, but also started to get featured as a session player, working on many UK pop hit records. He also became a member of the George Martin Orchestra, later contributing to the soundtrack of The Beatles film “A Hard Day’s Night”. In 1964, Vic played the 12 string guitar part of the record “A World Without Love” by Peter and Gordon; the song would reach the top spot and the following year.
Over the years, Flick has worked win many popular recording artists; some of these include Tom Jones, Paul McCartney, Lulu, Hank Marvin, Eric Clapton and John Williams. His net worth continued to build with his work with Typically Tropical, Nancy Sinatra, Jimmy Page and Englebert Humperdinck. His signature Clifford Essex Paragon De Luxe guitar has been displayed at the Rock ‘n’Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland., he worked with other “Goldfinger” musicians to provide “James Bond” style music for the Beatles’ movie “Help!” soundtrack. This led to Flick doing more composing work, on films such as “Quartet”, “Heat and Dust” and “The Europeans”.
In 1999, he worked on the James Bond tribute album “Bond Back in Action” on which he collaborated with the Prague Philharmonic Orchestra. Four years later, he would create the album “James Bond Now” which featured both old and new compositions. In 2005, he then forayed into video game work, working on the soundtrack of “From Russia With Love”. He also appeared in an episode of “Pawn Stars” in 2013.
He released his autobiography in 2008, entitled “Vic Flick Guitarman: From James Bond to the Beatles”, which contributed somewhat to his net worth.
It is known that Vic was honored by the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences for his work on the music of James Bond. He was also given a Lifetime Achievement Award by the National Guitar Museum for his contribution to the instrument’s history.
For his personal life, he has been married to Judith Mary since 1960.
Victor Harold Flick information
Victor Harold Flick information
|Birth date:||May 14, 1937|
|Birth place:||Worcester Park, Surrey, England, UK|
|Music groups:||The John Barry Seven (1958 – 1963)|
|Movies:||Autobiography of a Princess, Dubai, Hullabaloo Over Georgie and Bonnie's Pictures, Conquest of Light|
|Albums:||James Bond Now, Beat Girl|
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|A Vision for Tomorrow||1993||Video short|
|The Scroll||1992||TV Movie|
|The Adventures of Scragtag and Toddles, Ace Detectives||1991||TV Series|
|Kingfisher: Secret Splendour of the Brooks||1984||TV Movie documentary|
|Lebanon: A Will to Live||1980||Documentary short|
|How Fare's the Land?||1979||Documentary short|
|Hullabaloo Over Georgie and Bonnie's Pictures||1978||TV Movie|
|Echoes: The Story of an Island||1978||Documentary short|
|The National Museum of Qatar||1978||Documentary short|
|The Wells of Montrose||1977||Documentary short|
|Oil Age Norway||1976||Documentary short|
|Conquest of Light||1975||Short|
|Autobiography of a Princess||1975|
|Children's Harvest||1975||Documentary short|
|Limited Editions||1975||Documentary short|
|A Vital Communication||1974||Documentary short|
|Bread: Something of a Miracle||1974||Documentary short|
|Building on Experience||1974||Documentary short|
|Facets of Glass||1974||Documentary short|
|Jenny's Diary||1973||Documentary short|
|Steel Research||1973||Documentary short|
|Wonderful World||1970||Documentary short|
|The Year of Sir Ivor||1969||Documentary|
|The Competitors||1969||Documentary short|
|Wilson Chance||2005||music arranger|
|Licence to Kill||1989||musician: guitar - uncredited|
|Heat and Dust||1983||music arranger - uncredited|
|Quartet||1981||conductor / music arranger|
|The Europeans||1979||conductor / music arranger|
|The Man with the Golden Gun||1974||musician: guitar - uncredited|
|Wake in Fright||1971||musician: guitar - uncredited|
|Deadfall||1968||guitar consultant - uncredited|
|You Only Live Twice||1967||musician: guitar - uncredited|
|Thunderball||1965||musician: guitar - uncredited|
|Goldfinger||1964||musician: guitar - uncredited|
|They All Died Laughing||1964||musician: guitarist - uncredited|
|From Russia with Love||1963||musician: guitar - uncredited|
|The Cool Mikado||1963||musician: guitar - "The Tit Willow Twist", uncredited|
|The Amorous Mr. Prawn||1962||musician: guitarist - uncredited|
|Dr. No||1962||musician: guitar - uncredited|
|Wild for Kicks||1960||musician: guitarist|
|Never Let Go||1960||musician: guitarist - uncredited|
|SpongeBob SquarePants||2001||TV Series music - 1 episode|
|KaBlam!||1998||TV Series music - 2 episodes|
|The Ren & Stimpy Show||1994-1995||TV Series music - 4 episodes|
|Slayground||1983||music: "Backlash" - uncredited|
|Hope and Glory||1987||Guitarist in Dance Band (uncredited)|
|The Nation's Favourite Bond Song||2015||TV Movie documentary||Himself|
|Pawn Stars||2013||TV Series||Himself|
|James Bond's Greatest Hits||2006||TV Movie documentary||Himself|
|The Bond Sound: The Music of 007||2000||Video documentary short||Himself|
|Omnibus||2000||TV Series documentary||Himself|
|Film '72||1999||TV Series||Himself|
|The Two Ronnies||1979||TV Series||Himself - Guitarist|
|Open House||1964||TV Series||Himself - Guitarist|
|Tonight in Person||1963||TV Series||Himself - Guitar|
|Around Seven||1963||TV Movie||Himself - Guitar|
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|1||Las Vegas, Nevada - publicizing his auto-biography: Vic Flick Guitarman. [August 2008]|
|2||He plays solo guitar on 'This Boy' (Ringo's Theme'), heard in the film, A Hard Day's Night (1964).|
|3||His guitar sound was also heard on the theme to two long-running British TV programmes. Juke Box Jury (1959) for which the hit-single theme was 'Hit & Miss' composed by John Barry and Crossroads (1964), composed by Tony Hatch.|
|4||His biography, Vic Flick, Guitarman, was published in August 2008.|
|5||He is the distinctive guitarist you hear every time the original 'James Bond Theme' is played on radio, TV or in the cinema. He recorded it with John Barry's Orchestra at CTS Studios, Bayswater, London for the film and again a few weeks later at Abbey Road Studios, London for the hit single. This was in the summer of 1962.|
|6||Composer, guitarist and arranger of pop songs for leading vocalists.|
|7||Member and erstwhile leader of The John Barry Seven pop band.|
|1||(About The James Bond Theme) Monty Norman made hundreds of thousands of pounds, John Barry made millions from the spin-off, I got seven pounds ten shillings for playing on it!|
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