Who is John Morgan, a Wurzels drummer? Wikipedia, Biography, and Obituary.
John Morgan was born on 21 April 1941 (age 80 years). He is best known for being a drummer in the British band, The Wurzels for more than 40 years.
John passed away in a hospital in Gloucester yesterday, December 18. He was surrounded by his family in his last moments after contracting Covid.
Morgan had to be rushed to the hospital after he contracted Covid while still on tour. Even in this new era, The Wurzels still perform up to 150 gigs a year. They just played in Manchester this month.
Morgan joined the Wurzels back in 1981. The band is originally from Nailsea, United Kingdom (1966). The band is best known for their number one hit “The Combine Harvester” and also their number three hit “I Am A Cider Drinker” in 1976.
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John Morgan Obituary and Tributes.
In a statement released by the Wurzels, John is characterized as ‘sharp’, ‘quirky Forest wit’ and also ‘kind’ as well as ‘loving’.
The statement read; “With heavy hearts, we tell you that John Morgan sadly died yesterday in Gloucester Royal Hospital after contacting Covid. Hailed as the oldest Wurzels drummer in captivity, he joined them in 1981 and had been performing with them up until 2 weeks ago.”
Tommy banner from the band said, “We can’t believe we shan’t ever see you behind those drums again. We thought you were indestructible. We shall miss you John, you grumpy old b***er. With your sharp, quirky Forest wit – oh, you were also a great drummer, just like your hero, Charlie Watts.”
Sil Willcox, The Wurzels manager said, “We are all in shock, Morgy had the driest of humor and the kindest of hearts, and all our thoughts are with his family.”
He went on to add that the band intends to go on headstrong while they hold up John and hope he is remembered by his lovely fans.
Watch the Wurzels perform live in Cardiff.