How many times I have thanked the gods I did. Source: The Encyclopedia of Popular Music by Colin Larkin. Harold's in Reno, Harvey's in Lake Tahoe, Century Plaza Hotel and The Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles. There came numerous cabaret appearances in Britain including a record-breaking 10 sell out seasons at London's Talk of the Town. Terry was taken to a foster home where he was badly behaved. Special highlights included appearances in some of the biggest stateside cities in America. Matt Monro is a British Singer, Actor, who was born on 1 December, 1930 in London, England.
His success singing in Hong Kong had given him a taste for the limelight and he wanted more. Matt Monro 1 December 1930 — 7 February 1985 , known as The Man With The Golden Voice, was an English singer who became one of the most popular entertainers on the international music scene during the 1960s and 1970s. An attempted transplant was abandoned when it was found the cancer had spread too far and on February 7, 1985, he died. His daughter Michele has written a biography, The Singer's Singer: The Life and Music of Matt Monro and has been instrumental, along with sound engineer Richard Moore, in releasing rare and unreleased material by Matt in recent years. Leaving school at 14, he tried a succession of jobs without sticking at any of them for very long, before National Service beckoned at age 18 and Matt became a tank driving instructor in the army and was posted to Hong Kong.
During a twelve year span Matt recorded over 40 commercials for notable companies. And altho he would never build as large a following in the U. Humble Beginnings Terence Edward Parsons was born December 1st, 1930 in the Shoreditch section of north London. It was a demonstration disc that eventually turned the tide. One other site with a bit of information about Matt Monro, is. The son of , he often performs his father's work.
With composer John Barry and others. Matt Monro Net Worth 2018 Matt Monro estimated net worth in 2018 is Under Review. While working on a Number 27 bus during the day - he sought to establish himself as a band singer at night. He was asked to record a T. The Mystery of Fred Flange The buzz over the mysterious Fred Flange gave Monro the boost he needed.
Martin gave Monro a Parlophone contract and hits quickly followed, including My Kind Of Girl and the soundtrack for the James Bond film, From Russia With Love. Matt thought the Austrian entry very powerful and wanted an English lyric for it. I n 1976 he was admitted to the Priory in London for rehabilitation. In 1964, Monro was chosen to represent the U. Moved from one school to the next, he hardly ever turned up to lessons at any of them and his childhood became even more disrupted when the war forced his evacuation to the country. If you think there is any wrong information, Please Report us using below Button.
It would be the first of many Monro soundtrack themes. And yet it is the voice of an individual. Their names were Mitchell, Michele, and Matthew. For mother Alice, the struggle to clothe, feed and house the children became too much. He also guested on several U.
Sometimes write to Michelle and am. The family was extremely poor and Terry left school at the age of 14, to go to work. When word got out who the singer really was and what a fine voice he had, George Martin knew he was onto a winner and signed him for the Parlophone label. She and Matt would have two children together, Michele, born in 1959 and Matt, Jnr. V jingle for a soap firm. Matt died not long after. By the age of 16 he had lived in numerous homes, had no memory of his father and had enjoyed little contact with his mother.
His interpretation of Garden Of Eden, for example, had to compete with four other versions by hit artists Frankie Vaughan, Gary Miller, Dick James and Joe Valino. Monros luck changed when producer George Martin asked him to contribute a pseudo- Frank Sinatra version of You Keep Me Swingin to a Peter Sellers comedy album. His mother became ill and she came to stay at the hous of his sister Alice, then went into hospital from there and then died of brain tumor. Thus followed a string of such jobs. And the family has plans to release even more recordings later this year. He also covered many of the most popular stage and screen songs of the 1950s and 1960s.
Unfortunately it did have a detrimental effect on his liver. Musicians' biographies regularly note his stylistic influence on their subjects, including Cass Elliot and Karen Carpenter. While in Hong Kong, he began entering local talent shows. He collaborated with composer on songs for the films From Russia With Love and Born Free. It was not an easy childhood. Monro continued touring the world, playing nightclubs and appearing on television. Everyone associated with the recording was impressed, especially George Martin, who asked if Matt would record under his own name.
Matt was cremated at Golders Green Crematorium on 7 February 1985. Matt was fostered out for two years, being evacuated during the war, butreturned to London to live through the blitz because Nan wanted him back home. Matt enjoyed his tenure in the U. The site also features lyrics from many of the songs Matt sang, plus a photo gallery, discography, concert memorabilia, guestbook and fan forum. Tony Clayman Promotions is an agency which represents entertainers. Just check below or Search your favorite celebs using Search Box. His biggest break over that period was with the popular Harry Leader Band.