MORGAN FISHER


Biography

Bands/Discography:

Solo albums: Morgan Fisher is a very versatile keyboardist. Sorry, I haven't found any biographical data about him.


LOVE AFFAIR 

They were a British pop band formed in 1966:

Steve Ellis (vocals)
Rex Brayley (guitar)
Mick Jackson (bass)
Morgan Fisher (keyboards)
Maurice Bacon (drums)
In 1967, Fisher leaves, being substituted by Lynton Guest. They recorded a great hit, 'Everlasting love'. But soon later, in 1968, Morgan returns again, replacing Guest. They had another top-5 with 'A day without love'.

In 1969, after two more singles, Steve Ellis left the band to form his band Ellis (with Zoot Money).

Gus Eaden (vocals)
Rex Brayley (guitar)
Mick Jackson (bass)
Morgan Fisher (keyboards)
Maurice Bacon (drums)
After null success, Morgan and Maurice Bacon leave the band to form a duo called Morgan.

There is an album by Love Affair, Everlasting love, containing some tracks with Morgan and some other with Lynton Guest.


MORGAN 

This was his new band:

Tim Staffell (guitar, vocals)
Bob Sapstead (bass)
Morgan Fisher (keyboards)
Maurice Bacon (drums)
After releasing an album, Nova solis, they parted ways. Maurice Bacon died in 1974.


MOTT THE HOOPLE 

Probably, Morgan's best known band. They were great, lots of superb musicians in their lineups.

Morgan (and Mick Bolton) joined around 1973 as additional musicians for a tour (although Morgan soon was to become a full member).

Ian Hunter (vocals, guitar)
Ariel Bender (guitar)
Morgan Fisher (piano)
Mick Bolton (organ)
Peter 'Overend' Watts (bass)
Dale 'Buffin' Griffin (drums)
Very soon, Bolton leaves the band, being substituted along the tour by another great keyboardist, Blue Weaver.
Ian Hunter (vocals, guitar)
Ariel Bender (guitar)
Morgan Fisher (piano)
Blue Weaver (organ)
Peter 'Overend' Watts (bass)
Dale 'Buffin' Griffin (drums)
Their next album was recorded with Morgan already as a full member. It's called The Hoople, and it includes guest collaborations from the veteran Howie Casey (sax), Graham Preskett (violin), Sue Glover (backing vocals), Barry St. John (vocals).
Ian Hunter (vocals, guitar)
Ariel Bender (guitar)
Morgan Fisher (keyboards)
Peter 'Overend' Watts (bass)
Dale 'Buffin' Griffin (drums)
But in August 1974, Ariel Bender leaves the band (for if someone doesn't know, Ariel Bender is the pseudonym of Luther Grosvenor. He'll be also covered someday in my Olympus). Ian Hunter's friendship with David Bowie and Mick Ronson provokes Mick joining the band in September 1974. A live album was released still with Bender. It had been recorded on Broadway (New York) and London.
Ian Hunter (vocals, guitar)
Mick Ronson (guitar)
Morgan Fisher (keyboards)
Peter 'Overend' Watts (bass)
Dale 'Buffin' Griffin (drums)
But Hunter suffered a collapse, and they had to cancel the forthcoming tour. A couple of months later, December 1974, Hunter and Ronson announced the band was finished. They continued together as Hunter-Ronson, and the rest of the band, after some months, changed their name to ... Mott!


MOTT 

They came to life in May 1975 with two new members.

Nigel Benjamin (vocals)
Ray Major (guitar)
Morgan Fisher (keyboards)
Peter 'Overend' Watts (bass)
Dale 'Buffin' Griffin (drums)
They released two albums under this name: Drive on and Shouting and pointing. But in November 1976, their singer leaves them. So, another band name change!


BRITISH LIONS 

Trying again in May 1977, with a new vocalist, John Fiddler, from Medicine Head.

John Fiddler (vocals)
Ray Major (guitar)
Morgan Fisher (keyboards)
Peter 'Overend' Watts (bass)
Dale 'Buffin' Griffin (drums)
They released two albums under this new name: British Lions and a 2nd one, Trouble with women.

They split, and Morgan started his own label, Pipe.


HYBRID KIDS 

It's hard to get info about this band. I have my notes from almost 18 years, and now, I can't remember from where I took them! They recorded several albums, but don't know if they had a stable lineup (I don't think so). Some albums are: A collection of classic mutants, followed by Claws, where Lol Coxhill plays sax.


And now? 

He has been releasing solo albums for different labels.

I'm sad to say that I've lost his trail. Last time I read about him in a magazine was in 1985, when I read a review for his Seasons album. Help here, please!!!!



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Related links: From the always interesting Alex's Picks (by Alex Gitlin), we have:
From the superb site Knights in Blue Denim: The British Blues Scene '68 - '70 (by Christer Fridhammar & Vanja), we have:

Musicians mentioned in this page that I have projected to cover in my site someday: And short tributes to:

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