Matt Monro (December 1, 1930 (or 1932, say some sources) - February 7, 1985) was a ballad singer of the 1960s and one of great international postwar entertainers. Throughout his 30-year career he filled cabarets, nightclubs, music halls and stadiums across the globe, from Australia, Japan, the Philippines, and Hong Kong to Africa, the Middle East, Europe, and the Americas. He sold more than 25 million records during his lifetime, imbuing each one with his elegant blend of majesty, sincerity, and superior technique.
He was born Terence Parsons in Shoreditch, London. Affectionately nicknamed "the singing bus driver" (because one of his many occupations prior to achieving fame was driving the Number 27 bus from Highgate to Teddington), he got his first break in 1956 when he became a featured vocalist with the BBC Show Band. An important influence on his early career was pianist Winifred Atwell, who became his mentor and provided him with his stage name.
In 1960, he released the major hit single "Portrait Of My Love," which established him as star. The following year, he was named Top International Act by Billboard magazine. His subsequent hits included "My Kind Of Girl" (1961), "Softly As I Leave You" (1962) and the title song from the James Bond film From Russia With Love (1963). In 1964, he represented the United Kingdom at the Eurovision Song Contest in Copenhagen, Denmark. Singing "I Love the Little Things," he finished second behind Italy's 16-year-old Gigliola Cinquetti. He had a major hit with a cover of The Beatles' "Yesterday" in 1965 and in 1966 sang the title song for the film, Born Free, which became his primary signature tune. (Wikipedia)
For Mr. Monro's fans, cheers! One of my late father's favorite too...
01. Matt Monro - april fool.mp3
02. Matt Monro - yesterday.mp3
03. Matt Monro - portrait of my love.mp3
04. Matt Monro - didn't we.mp3
05. Matt Monro - born free.mp3
06. Matt Monro - for all we know.mp3
07. Matt Monro - alfie.mp3
08. Matt Monro - softly as i leave you.mp3
09. Matt Monro - walk away.mp3
10. Matt Monro - from russia with love.mp3
11. Matt Monro - my way.mp3
12. Matt Monro - spanish eyes.mp3
13. Matt Monro - my kind of girl.mp3
14. Matt Monro - for mama.mp3
15. Matt Monro - the green leaves of summer.mp3
16. Matt Monro - hello dolly.mp3
17. Matt Monro - fly me to the moon.mp3
18. Matt Monro - strangers in the night.mp3
19. Matt Monro - autumn leaves.mp3
20. Matt Monro - love is a many splendored thing.mp3
21. Matt Monro - unchained melody.mp3
22. Matt Monro - you've made me so very happy.mp3
23. Matt Monro - ebb tide.mp3
Again at 320 kbps; no pass...