Paisley FM 107.5 presenter and producer Mike McLean has a very special tribute to singer Matt Monro who died 35 years ago on 7 February 1985. On Friday 7 February at 6.00pm, Mike presents ‘In Memory of Matt’.
Matt was a singer who became one of the most popular entertainers on the international music scene during the 1960s and 1970s.
He was known as The Man with the Golden Voice, as he filled cabarets, nightclubs, music halls, theatres and stadiums across the world in his 30-year career.
Described as “one of the most underrated pop vocalists of the ’60s”, who “possessed the easiest, most perfect baritone in the business”, Matt Monro’s recordings include the UK Top 10 hits: Portrait of My Love; My Kind of Girl; Softly As I Leave You and his version of Yesterday. Matt also recorded several film themes such as “From Russia with Love” for the James Bond film of the same name, and same for ‘Born Free’.
Paisley FM’s Mike McLean with Matt’s daughter Michele Monro provide a musical history of this giant of easy listening music from the late 1950s, through the 1960s and 70s.
Matt died from liver cancer on 7 February 1985 at the Cromwell Hospital, Kensignton, London aged just 54. He left a widow, Mickie, and three children: Mitchell, Michele, and Matthew.
In Memory of Matt with Mike McLean, Friday 7 February 2020 at 6.00pm on Paisley FM 107.5 and DAB digital radio and online.