Matt Monro

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About Matt Monro

A velvet-voiced balladeer, Matt Monro recorded for a number of labels without success before his pseudo-Frank Sinatra version of "You Keep Me Swingin'," issued on a Peter Sellers comedy album, earned him a contract with Parlophone. His 1960 debut for the label, "Portrait of My Love," hit number three in the U.K. Over the next five years, Monro was a chart regular with hits including "My Kind of Girl" (U.K. number five/U.S. number 18), "Born Free," his excellent interpretation of Lionel Bart’s James Bond theme "From Russia with Love," and the emotive "Walk Away" (U.K. number four/U.S. number 23). He moved to America in 1965 and remained a popular draw in nightclubs until his 1985 death.

London, England
December 1, 1932