Everett Morton

Everett Morton is a drummer and percussionist from Birmingham, England, most notable as the drummer for the early 1980s ska band The Beat. Originally from the West Indies, Morton is known for his distinctive drumming style that includes syncopation and polyrhythm in a rock beat. His reggae drumming helped give The Beat their characterful sound.[1]

Everett Morton
Birth nameEverett Matthew Livingstone Morton
Born (1950-04-05) April 5, 1950 (ageĀ 69)
St Kitts
OriginWest Indies / Birmingham, England
GenresSka, rock
InstrumentsDrums, percussion
LabelsIndependent, London, Arista
Associated actsThe Beat, The International Beat, The New English Beat

After The Beat disbanded, Morton and Saxa formed The International Beat who were fronted by vocalist Tony Beet. The International Beat continued through the 1990s. Morton reunited with Ranking Roger and they performed as The Beat in the UK, until Ranking Roger's death, in 2019.[2]


  1. ^ The Beat biography musicianguide.com, Retrieved 16 April 2008
  2. ^ And The Beat goes on! Katy Lewis, bbc.co.uk, 31 August 2006, Retrieved 16 April 2008

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