Charlie Morgan

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Charlie Morgan
Birth name John Charles "Charlie "Morgan
Born (1955-08-09) 9 August 1955 (age 59)
Hammersmith, London, England
Genres Rock
Occupations Musician, songwriter
Instruments Drums, percussion
Years active 1970-2013

John Charles "Charlie "Morgan (born 9 August 1955)[1] is an English drummer and percussionist.

Morgan turned professional in 1973, at the age of 18. By the mid-1980s he had become one of the top session drummers in the UK. In the 1980s he played on albums by artists including Kate Bush, Roy Harper, Pete Townshend, Judie Tzuke, Clannad, Tracey Ullman, Gary Moore, Justin Hayward and Nik Kershaw.[2]

Career[edit]

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]

Personal life[edit]

He currently lives in Nashville, Tennessee, USA.

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