Matt Monro

Matt Monro, Matt Munro ( born December 1, 1930 in Shoreditch, † February 7, 1985, real name Terrence Parsons ) was a British singer.


Monro was lorry and bus drivers. But the singing made ​​him as much pleasure. In 1954 he appeared for the first time professionally, and in 1956 he was successful. He hoofed it through the clubs and got the late 1950s, a recording contract. Until 1974 he was again in the charts. In the British press, he was often referred to in reference to one of his previous jobs with the nickname "The Singing Bus Driver ".

For the James Bond film From Russia with Love Monro sang (usually specified as Munro ) the title track From Russia with Love, written by Lionel Bart. The song is briefly heard during the film course and full-length to the end credits. He sang the title song Born Free in 1965 for the same film (German movie title Born Free - Queen of the Wild ). The song by John Barry and Don Black was awarded the Oscar for Best Song.

He represented Great Britain at the Euro Vision Song Contest in 1964 with the Tony Hatch - Title I Love the Little Things, reaching behind the winner Gigliola Cinquetti second place. The Austrian contribution Why just why? Udo Jürgens, who reached the 6th place, liked it so much that he recorded an English version titled Walk Away and thus stormed the charts ..

In 1969 he sang for the film The Italian Job, the music composed by Quincy Jones On days like these, which accompanies the opening scene.

For the film The Sea Wolves come he sang a song The Precious Moments. The tune was the theme of the film and was based on the Warsaw Concerto by Richard Addinsell.

Matt Monro died at the age of 54 from liver cancer. His longtime manager was Don Black.