Matt Monro - A Portrait of
Matt Monro was Britain’s greatest singer. He was the singing London bus driver whose magnificent voce and ballads brought success all over the world. Praised by fans and fellow artists alike, even the great Frank Sinatra labelled him the ‘Singer’s Singer’.
‘A Portrait Of’ tells the full story of Matt’s amazing rise to fame with exclusive, unseen performances from Matt’s early and later career. The programme blends together the songs and the story of the man known as Britain’s Frank Sinatra, with exclusive access to the private side of Matt Monro and his family home movies.
With personal contributions from Sir George Martin, Don Black, Tony Christie, Bruce Forsyth, Sir Cliff Richard, the Monro family and many others; this is a unique insight into what made millions of fans and singers admire both the voice and the man who was Matt Monro.
Contains nine previously unreleased performances and abridged songs including:
I Have dreamed
Portrait of My Love
Softly As I Leave You
You Keep Me Swinging
Gonna Build a Mountain
Polka Dots and Moonbeams
I Left My Heart in San Francisco
I get Along Without You Very Well
My Kind of Girl
Birth of the Blues
From Russia With Love
POP GEAR (1964)
Track listing: Pre-credits: She Loves You – The Beatles
Little Children - Billy J. Kramer and the Dakotas Make Him Mine - Susan Maughan Juliet - The Four Pennies The House of the Rising Sun - The Animals A Little Loving - The Fourmost He's in Town - The Rockin’ Berries Have I the Right - The Honeycombs Rinky Dink - Sounds Incorporated World Without Love - Peter and Gordon Walk away - Matt Monroe I'm Into Something Good - Herman’s Hermits Tommy Quickly and the Reno Four - Humpty Dumpty Watcha Gonna Do - Billie Davis My Babe - The Spencer Davis Group Tabacco Road - The Nashville Teens What In The World's Come Over You - The Rockin’ Berries For Mama - Matt Monroe Black Girl - The Four Pennies William Tell - Sounds Incorporated Google Eyes - The Nashville Teens Eyes - The Honeycombs
Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood - The Animals Pop Gear - Matt Monro
Closing credits TWIST AND SHOUT – The Beatles
All hail the British Invasion! POP GEAR is the quintessential ode to the hits of '64, presented by Jimmy Savile and featuring performances such as 'Something Tells Me I'm Into Something Good' - Herman's Hermits, 'Come Right Back' by The Honeycombs, 'House FO The Rising Sun' - The Animals and an appearance by The Beatles.