Matt Monro

Shoreditch, London, UK. [=Terry Parsons] b. 1931; d. Feb 1985 of cancer; former London bus driver.
Label: Parlophone
Musicians: Matt Monro (vcls)
Producers: Johnny Spense
Writers: Norman Newell/Cyril Ornadel
R 4714 Portrait Of My Love 10 Dec 1960 40-22-16-12 Pts: 58
    14 Jan 1961 3-3-5-6-11-12-15-21-45-48-45 Pts: 244
Producers: George Martin
Writers: Leslie Bricusse
R 4755 My Kind Of Girl 4 Mar 1961 22-10-5-6-6-7-5-16-22-30-40-44 Pts: 247
R 4775 Why Not Now/Can This Be Love 13 May 1961 41-34-24-27-25-26-28-36-44 Pts: 84
Writers: Leslie Bricusse/Anthony Newley
R 4819 Gonna Build A Mountain 23 Sep 1961 49-49-44 Pts: 16
    Original: Anthony Newley (1961); From the London West End musical "Stop The World - I Want To Get Off" (opened 20 Jul 1961).  
Musicians: Matt Monro (vcls)
Producers: Johnny Spense
Writers: Alfredo De Vita/Hal Shaper
R 4868 Softly As I Leave You 3 Feb 1962 48-30-19-13-12-11-11-10-10-14-16-21-24-30-38-46-46-46 Pts: 256
R 4911 When Love Comes Along 9 Jun 1962 49-46-49 Pts: 16
Writers: John Barry/Lionel Bart
R 5068 From Russia With Love 9 Nov 1963 43-27-20-21-26-31-36-29 Pts: 82
    From the James Bond film "From Russia With Love" (1964).  
    11 Jan 1964 36-36-44-45 Pts: 28
GEP 8898 Song For Europe EP 22 Feb 1964 20-18-16-20-17-19 Pts: 16
Musicians: Matt Monro (vcls)
Producers: Johnny Spense
Writers: Don Black/Udo Jurgens
R 5171 Walk Away 12 Sep 1964 33-26-22-17-12-7-6-4-4-8-14-18-18-22-20-27-23 Pts: 330
    sales: 250000; Adapted from the German song 'Warum Nur Warum'.  
Writers: Charles Aznavour/Gall/Black
R 5215 For Mama 19 Dec 1964 37-23-36 Pts: 28
R 5251 Without You 20 Mar 1965 40-37-42-33-35 Pts: 39
    Original: Sag Ihr, Ich Lass Sie Grussen - Udo Jurgens (1965); English translation of the Austrian Eurovision song contest entry from 1965 (finished fourth).  
GEP 8932 Somewhere EP 15 May 1965 19 Pts: 3
PMC 1250 I Have Dreamed LP 24 Jul 1965 20 Pts: 4
Musicians: Matt Monro (vcls)
Producers: George Martin
Writers: John Lennon/Paul McCartney
R 5348 Yesterday 16 Oct 1965 26-10-8-8-11-13-16-20-25-32-33-34 Pts: 196
    Original: Beatles (Help! LP, Jul 1965)  
PMC 1265 Hits Of Yesterday LP 16 Apr 1966 33 Pts: 3
  Honey On The Vine 25 Jun 1966 53 Pts: 4
Label: Capitol
T 2540 This Is The Life LP 3 Sep 1966 26-25-xx-xx-35 Pts: 11
ST 2730 Invitation To The Movies LP 12 Aug 1967 30 Pts: 4
Label: EMI
EMI 2091 And You Smiled 17 Nov 1973 48-35-28-32-35-37-40 Pts: 55
Musicians: Matt Monro (vcls)
EMTV 23 Heartbreakers LP 8 Mar 1980 12-5-6-5-5-11-20-36-33-61-74 Pts: 67
Producers: Benedict/George Martin/various
5609392 The Ultimate Matt Monro LP   23-22-27-25-7-20-30-50-51-74 Pts: 43

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