|Birth name||John Charles Morgan|
9 August 1955 |
Hammersmith, London, England, United Kingdom
Charlie Morgan was born in Hammersmith, London. He turned professional in 1973, at the age of 18.
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, Kate Bush, Roy Harper, Pete Townshend, Judie Tzuke, Clannad, Tracey Ullman, Gary Moore, Justin Hayward and Nik Kershaw. 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, 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.
He currently lives in Nashville, Tennessee, USA.