Everett Morton

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Everett Morton
Birth name Everett Matthew Morton
Born (1950-04-05) 5 April 1950 (age 67)
St Kitts&Nevis
Origin West Indies / Birmingham, England
Genres Ska, rock
Occupation(s) Drummer
Instruments Drums, percussion
Labels Independent, London, Arista
Associated acts The Beat, The International Beat, The New English Beat
Website The Beat Official Website

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]

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 perform as The Beat in the UK.[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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