Charlie Morgan (musician)

John Charles Morgan (born 9 August 1955) is an English musician, singer and songwriter.

Charlie Morgan
Birth nameJohn Charles Morgan
Born (1955-08-09) 9 August 1955 (age 68)
Hammersmith, London, England
GenresRock
Occupation(s)
  • Musician
  • singer
  • songwriter
Instrument(s)
  • Drums
  • percussion
  • vocals
Years active1970–present

Early years

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Charlie Morgan was born in Hammersmith, London. He was educated at Chiswick & Bedford Park Preparatory School and Latymer Upper School, where he learnt piano for two years.[1] He became professional in 1973.

Music career

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By the mid-1980s, Charlie Morgan had become one of the top session drummers in the UK. In the 1980s he played on albums by artists including Elton John, Gary Moore, Justin Hayward, Kate Bush, Roy Harper, Pete Townshend, Judie Tzuke, Clannad, Tracey Ullman and Nik Kershaw.[2] He was also the drummer in Gary Moore & Phil Lynott's video "Out in the Fields".

In 1985 his drumming work with Nik Kershaw attracted the attention of Elton John,[3] who booked him to play on his Ice on Fire album. Later that year John invited him to play with his band at Live Aid. This was the start of a thirteen-year period of recording and touring with John.[3]

Morgan co-wrote the theme music to the ITV TV series, The Bill, with bassist Andy Pask.[4]

Discography

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Studio albums

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The Hoffman Brothers; All Ears

Live albums

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Compilation albums

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Soundtracks

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Video

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TV appearances

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Live performances

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Concert tours

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Miscellaneous performances

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Personal life

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He currently[when?] lives in Nashville, Tennessee, USA.

See also

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References

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  1. ^ "In the Beginning". ManicDrums. Archived from the original on 19 March 2024. Retrieved 19 March 2024.
  2. ^ "Charlie Morgan – Credits". AllMusic. Retrieved 10 December 2015.
  3. ^ a b Bernardin, Claude; Stanton, Tom (1996). Rocket man: Elton John from A-Z. Greenwood Publishing Group. p. 63. ISBN 0-275-95698-9.
  4. ^ "Credits". IMDb. Retrieved 10 December 2015.
  5. ^ The Greatest Songs of the Eighties – Credits (BarryManilow.com) Retrieved 15 August 2019
  6. ^ a b c Charlie Morgan – Credits (AllMusic.com) Retrieved 15 August 2019
  7. ^ a b c d e f g Charlie Morgan – Filmography (IMdb.com) Retrieved 15 August 2019
  8. ^ James Bond : Quantum Of Solace Music Exclusive. Event occurs at 0:03. Retrieved 15 August 2019.
  9. ^ The Elton John Band Archived 26 March 2013 at the Wayback Machine
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