Matt Monro

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by Matt Monro

Biography

Terry Parsons, 1 December 1930, London, England, d. 7 February 1985, Ealing, London, England. This velvet-voiced balladeer first played in bands under the pseudonym Al Jordan before adopting the name Monro, allegedly borrowed from Winifred Atwell’s father. Between stints as a bus driver and singer on the UK Camay soap commercial, he recorded for a number of labels, but his choice of material was generally too predictable. His interpretation of ‘Garden Of Eden’, for example, had... Read more

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oldies
swing
60s
crooners
james bond
easy listening
british
male vocalists
matt monro
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