Terry had performed as Terry Fitzgerald and as Al Jordan, as well as Terry Parsons, but Decca wanted a new moniker. Munro stopped the session, running down the aisle, embracing me like a long-lost brother. However, in the past few years, commercially released concert albums have emerged following meticulous remastering of radio and television shows, private recordings he commissioned. What Can I Say After I Say I'm Sorry? Please click to log in or create a Username for leaving comments. Elvis's one recorded version of this song was a bootleg made by a fan in the Las Vegas Hilton show on 13 December 1975.
But less than four years later he began feeling ill and doctors diagnosed cancer of the liver. His family included three brothers and a sister, with Terry, the youngest. General biographies can be found on the website and the site. Capitol Records had a void to fill and thought Matt was the singer to fill it. Nor would he escape the comparisons to Frank Sinatra. Even more remarkable was the fact that he reached such heights despite facing huge obstacles in his early life. However, Elvis insiders claim that his explanation for the song was merely an example of Presley's flair for storytelling, so his explanation is most likely apocryphal.
For mother Alice, the struggle to clothe, feed and house the children became too much. He volunteered for early conscription at 17 and two years later was posted to Hong Kong as a mechanic with the Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers. He won it almost every week and the station soon gave him his own slot. With his consecutive wins, I made the offer because, otherwise, nobody would have signed up for the show. His songs were featured on on 8 October 2010. A regular guest and frequent winner of 's Talent Time show, he was invited by then-host to perform in his own one-off show, on the condition that he would bow out of future Talent Time episodes to make way for others. In 1979 Monro recorded an all-Spanish album produced by Leonardo Schultz and Gary Mason.
Its a pity the band split shortly after making this album. He was 55 years old. For the latter, his vocals were not used in the opening titles, as became the standard for the series; they were heard on a radio during the film and over the final credits. Give Me Love Again 4. The ashes were removed by the family.
The song Volvere Alguna Vez from the album made it on to the singles charts: the song was subsequently sung by and became a hit. At a time when younger record buyers were turning to beat groups, Matt had to work hard for his hits. The highlight of this recording is film footage of a Matt Monro performance at the New Twenties Club in Australia in 1967. By the following year, he had been named Top International Act by. This article needs additional citations for.
It would be the first of many Monro. Instead, he and Martin searched for material written by promising newcomers and commissioned English lyrics for dramatic melodies written by European. Terry impressed Atwell so much, that she helped him win a record contract with Decca Records. Tony Clayman Promotions is an agency which represents entertainers. So if you love that album then this should be in your collection. Archived from on 22 July 2012. In one of his final appearances Monro praised , noting the importance of quality recordings in all musical genres.
. Is There Anything I Can Do? Over the years, his recordings featured arrangements by , , , , and Colin Keyes, and Martin himself. His pitch was right on the nose; his word enunciations letter perfect; his understanding of a song thorough. 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. Singer can be a little annoying. Yet, his success in the United States was modest, never coming close to his popularity in his native England. 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.
Monro was put on a waiting list for a liver transplant. It was also his second collaboration with , following From Russia With Love. The year was 1953, and the young serviceman would later change his name to Matt Monro and earn the nickname the 'Man with the Golden Voice' as he recorded smash hits of the 1960s, including film theme songs Born Free and From Russia With Love. A Case of Food Poisoning? Terry was taken to a foster home where he was badly behaved. A memorial service was also held in Harrow. By 1956, Monro had become a featured vocalist with the Show Band. The site also features lyrics from many of the songs Matt sang, plus a photo gallery, discography, concert memorabilia, guestbook and fan forum.
It was adapted to English as The Music Played. Michele says she had been on the verge of throwing it out a number of times, thinking that it was a home movie. Marvellous production, above average vocals. To support himself, he worked as a professional driver, piloting trucks and buses, most notably the Number 27 bus, from Highgate to Teddington, or Highgate to Twickenham, depending on which article you read. He accepted the offer and, on June 27, 1953, performed his first concert on air. He got a job as a lorry driver, then a London bus driver and would sing in the evenings but his wife had little faith in him ever making it big and complained about him coming home late at night. What Can I Say After I Say I'm Sorry? I n 1976 he was admitted to the Priory in London for rehabilitation.
And advertisers thought his voice could help them sell soap and other products. It was his final hit. Despite the album's critical acclaim, Monro languished among the young male singers trying to break through at the end of the 1950s, many of them emulating by of American. I asked the man at the gate to tell him Ray from Hong Kong was waiting to see him. They hired him to record more than 40 commmercials over a period of a dozen years, from Pink Camay to Listerine. But he was in a rehearsal.