24 JUNE 1966
Despite 'Born Free' becoming Monro's signature song, it had a very mixed chart history. The pianist Roger Williams released a version which peaked at #7 on the US Billboard Hot 100 charts in 1966, but Monro only reached #126 there. It does not seem to have been released in the UK, but did reach #1 on some Australian charts. A strange fate for an easy listening classic sung by one of the greatest British crooners and taken from an immensely successful movie.