Matt Monro

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

Recordings

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  

Citation

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.

DAHR Persistent Identifier

URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/332189

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