Dave Morgan (musician)
Dave Morgan
Birth name David Morgan
Born 19 August 1942
Origin Bordesley, Birmingham, England
Genres Rock and Roll
Pop
Rock
Occupations Musician, Vocalist
Instruments Bass Guitar
Guitar
Associated acts Electric Light Orchestra
Magnum
The Uglys
Balls
Tandy Morgan Band

David 'Dave' Morgan (born 19 August 1942,[1] at Loveday Street Hospital, Bordesley, Birmingham) is an English songwriter and musician.

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Career

He was a member of well-regarded Birmingham 60's group The Uglys with Steve Gibbons between 1967 and 1969, where Morgan was the bassist and vocalist.[2] Morgan was part of the spin off Balls with Gibbons and Trevor Burton, departing to be replaced by a post-Moody Blues, pre-Wings Denny Laine.

Morgan was subsequenty bassist and vocalist with Magnum, departing before their debut album, and guitarist with E.L.O. from 1981-1986. Dave is credited with performing background vocals on the E.L.O. 1983 album "Secret messages".

Dave Morgan formed the Tandy-Morgan Band,[3] with E.L.O. keyboardist Richard Tandy early 1985. Together they recorded the concept album "Earth rise". The album contains 14 tracks, all written by Dave Morgan, but heavily influenced by Richard Tandy's keyboard arrangements, which partly explains the album's reminiscence to E.L.O.'s "Time", a concept album released in 1981. Earth Rise was produced in Los Angeles by Steve Lipson and eventually released on vinyl in 1986 on the FM Revolver label. In 1992, Dave Morgan released the album on CD. Though received with enthusiasm by E.L.O. fans, Earth Rise was not a commercial breakthrough.

When interviewed by the editorial board of the E.L.O. fanclub, Tandy and Morgan were asked if they had "any music that's never been released". They did, and in 1987, this resulted in the release of "B.C. collection", a collection of songs recorded by Dave Morgan, Richard Tandy and bass player Martin Smith between 1985 and 1987. The album contains the original version of the song "Hiroshima", which was a hit in Germany in 1971 for the band Wishful Thinking.[4] In 1990, German singer Sandra's version had a #4 hit in Germany.

Other famous songs written by Dave Morgan are "Something" written for The Move and released as a b-side to their #1 hit "Blackberry Way", and "This Time Tomorrow" written for The Move and released as a b-side to their hit "Curly".

Morgan also recorded an album in 1968 that was issued on the USA Ampex label as "Morgan". It was not issued in the UK and has never been reissued.

After 1987, Dave Morgan continued releasing solo albums on his privately owned label. These albums are inspired on philosophies of Christianity.

Discography

Solo Albums

  • Morgan (1971) - released in America.

Personal life

Dave Morgan married Mandy Scott in April 1997, and is now known as David Scott-Morgan.[5]

References

  1. ^ Eder, Bruce. "Dave Morgan | Allmusic". http://www.allmusic.com/artist/p1159115/biography. Retrieved 9 April 2011. 
  2. ^ Woodhouse, John. "The Ulgys". Brum Beat. http://www.brumbeat.net/uglys.htm. Retrieved 9 April 2011. 
  3. ^ [1]
  4. ^ http://www.wishfulthinking.de/HTML/biograp2.htm Wishful Thinking biography
  5. ^ Scott-Morgan, Dave and Mandy. "Music and Ministry of Dave & Mandy Scott-Morgan". http://www.123mga.com/webs/scottmorgan/home/biog2.htm. Retrieved 9 April 2011. 

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