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Dave Morgan
Birth name David Morgan
Born (1942-08-19) 19 August 1942 (age 76)
Birmingham, Warwickshire, England
Genres Rock and roll
Occupation(s) Musician, vocalist
Instruments Bass guitar, guitar
Associated acts Electric Light Orchestra
The Uglys
Tandy Morgan Band

David 'Dave' Morgan (born 19 August 1942, Birmingham) is an English songwriter and musician.


Morgan was a member of The Uglys with Steve Gibbons between 1967 and 1969, where he was the bassist and vocalist.[1] Morgan was part of the spin-off Balls with Gibbons and Trevor Burton, when he was replaced in The Uglys by Denny Laine.

Morgan was subsequently bassist and vocalist with Magnum, departing before their debut album, and was guitarist with E.L.O. from 1981 to 1986. He is credited with performing background vocals on the 1983 E.L.O. album Secret Messages.[2]

Morgan formed the Tandy-Morgan Band[3] with keyboardist Richard Tandy in 1985. Together they recorded the concept album Earthrise. The album contained 14 tracks, all written by Morgan, with Tandy's keyboard arrangements. Earthrise was produced with Steve Lipson, and eventually released on vinyl in 1986 on the FM Revolver label. In 1992, Morgan released the album on CD. In 2011 a revised and updated version, titled EARTHRISE Special Edition, was released on the Rock Legacy label.

When interviewed by the editorial board of the E.L.O. fan club, Tandy and Morgan were asked if they had "any music that's never been released". They revealed that they did and in 1987 released B.C. Collection, songs recorded by Morgan, Tandy and bass player Martin Smith between 1985 and 1987. The album contained the original version of the song "Hiroshima", which was a hit in Germany in 1978 for the band Wishful Thinking.[4] In 1990, the German singer Sandra's version was a No. 4 hit, again in Germany.

Other songs written by Morgan were "Something", written for The Move, and released as a B-side to their 1968 No. 1 hit "Blackberry Way"; and "This Time Tomorrow", also written for The Move, and released as a B-side to their 1969 hit "Curly".

Morgan also recorded an album in 1968 that was issued on the US Ampex label as Morgan. It was not issued in the UK and has never been reissued. After 1987, Morgan continued releasing solo albums, on his privately owned label, some of which are inspired by his Christian faith.


Solo albums

  • Morgan (1971) - US only release
  • Call (1997) - Dave Morgan Music
  • Long Way Home (1999) - Scottmorgan Music
  • Reel 2 (2001) - Scottmorgan Music
  • Across the Divide (2012) - Grimm Doo Records
  • Bubbles (2017) - promotional copy only

Personal life

Morgan married Mandy Scott in April 1997, and is now known as David Scott-Morgan.[5] He is also a qualified pilot and part-time flight instructor at Wellesbourne Mountford Aerodrome near Stratford-upon-Avon.[6] He invented the Timescale aviation navigation aid, wrote Airtax computer software for air taxi companies and owned an air taxi business for a brief period. He continues to write and draw cartoons including a partial autobiography, Patterns in the Chaos, and book of proverbs, With Apologies to Solomon.


  1. ^ Woodhouse, John. "The Ulgys". Brum Beat. Retrieved 9 April 2011.
  2. ^ http://www.allmusic.com/album/secret-messages-mw0000650114/credits
  3. ^ "www.scottmorgan.co.uk". scottmorgan.co.uk. Retrieved 3 January 2012.
  4. ^ Wishful Thinking biography
  5. ^ David Scott-Morgan (26 October 2014). Patterns in the Chaos. Lulu.com. pp. 1–. ISBN 978-1-291-37466-7.
  6. ^ Scott-Morgan, Dave and Mandy. "Music and Ministry of Dave & Mandy Scott-Morgan". Retrieved 9 April 2011.

External links

  • Dave Morgan
  • Dave Morgan | AllMusic
  • Discography
  • Dave Morgan's Website
  • Dave Morgan's band Website
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