Matt Monro

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About Matt Monro

Though Matt Monro is known best to worldwide audiences as the voice of one of the most beloved James Bond themes, "From Russia with Love," the British vocalist produced a lifetime of great work. Often called Britain's Frank Sinatra because of his light, expressive style of swing, Monro hit the British Top Ten frequently during the 1960s. Working with the Beatles' producer George Martin, he nabbed two Top 40 hits in America with 1961's "My Kind of Girl" and 1964's "Walk Away." Building upon "From Russia with Love," he again collaborated with composer John Barry, singing the Oscar-winning title theme to 1966's Born Free. He remained popular in England where he hit the Top 30 with 1973's "And You Smiled" and enjoyed a latter-career resurgence with the 1980 collection Heartbreakers before his death from cancer in 1985.

London, England
December 1, 1932

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