Matt Monro (born Terence Edward Parsons, 1 December 1930 – 7 February 1985) was an English singer who became one of the most popular entertainers on the international music scene during the 1960s and 1970s. Known as The Man with the Golden Voice, he filled cabarets, nightclubs, music halls, and stadiums across the world in his 30-year career. AllMusic has described Monro as "one of the most underrated pop vocalists of the '60s", who "possessed the easiest, most perfect baritone in the business". His recordings include the UK Top 10 hits: "Portrait of My Love", "My Kind of Girl", "Softly As I Leave You", "Walk Away" and "Yesterday" (Originally by The Beatles). He also recorded several film themes such as "From Russia with Love" for the James Bond film of the same name, "Born Free" for the film of the same name and "On Days Like These" for The Italian Job.
Birth and Death Data: Born December 1st, 1930 (London), Died February 7th, 1985 (London)
Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1967
Roles Represented in DAHR: vocalist
|Company||Matrix No.||Size||First Recording Date||Title||Primary Performer||Description||Role||Audio|
|Decca||L 14737||11/1/1967||Main title Pretty Polly||Matt Monro||vocalist|
|Decca||L 14738||11/1/1967||A matter of innocence||Matt Monro||vocalist|
|Decca||L 14739||11/1/1967||Lovers on the shore||Matt Monro||vocalist|
|Decca||L 14740||11/1/1967||The race is to the swift||Matt Monro||vocalist|
|Decca||L 14741||11/1/1967||End title Pretty Polly||Matt Monro||vocalist|
|Decca||L 14742||11/1/1967||Double or nothing||Matt Monro||vocalist|
|Decca||L 14743||11/2/1967||Singapore swing||Matt Monro||vocalist|
|Decca||L 14744||11/2/1967||Goodbye Mr. Critch||Matt Monro||vocalist|
|Decca||L 14745||11/2/1967||The beautiful transformation||Matt Monro||vocalist|
|Decca||L 14746||11/2/1967||The ladies of Bugis Street||Matt Monro||vocalist|
|Decca||L 14747||11/2/1967||Bugis Street, where old friends meet||Matt Monro||vocalist|
Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Monro, Matt," accessed March 1, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/332189.
Monro, Matt. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved March 1, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/332189.
"Monro, Matt." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 1 March 2021.
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