SINGER'S SINGER: The Life and Music of Matt Monro

Book number: 92609 Product format: Paperback Author: MICHELE MONRO

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Frank Sinatra said 'his pitch was right on the nose; his word annunciations letter perfect.' From a poverty-stricken upbringing in war-torn Britain, to a steady rise to fame as a beloved entertainer, Matt Monro was one of our most iconic singers. During a career that saw him battle the highs and lows of the entertainment industry, Matt Monro recorded the very first James Bond theme song (From Russia with Love), represented Britain in the Eurovision Song Contest and Royal Command, recorded the international hits Born Free, Walk Away, Softly as I Leave You, and Portrait of my Love, and many more. But his life had its share of tragedy and Monro had his own personal demons to battle even at the height of his fame. Here his daughter presents this intimate portrait drawing on over 200 interviews from the most important characters in Matt's life. She exposes the man behind the voice, telling the story of how Terry Parson overcame poverty, prejudice and alcoholism to arrive at the very heart of the post-war British entertainment industry as the unforgettable Matt Monro. There is exclusive correspondence quoted between some of the biggest names in the music business and Matt, and a rich array of personal anecdotes. An affectionate and honest bumper biography in paperback of 788pp with many photos.

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