Everett Morton ( Drummer ) : Family, Net Worth, Parents, Wife, Children and Cause of Death

Everett Morton was a Kittitian-born British drummer and percussionist from Birmingham know all about him in this article as like his Family, Net Worth, Parents, Wife, Children and Cause of Death

  Bio
Name Everett Morton
Birthdate ( Age) 5 April 1951,
Place of Birth St. Kitts moved to Birmingham, England
Nationality British
Music Group The Beat (Since 1978)
Spouse/Partner Not Known
Children Not Known
Parents Not Known
Education Not Known
Profession ritish drummer and percussionist from Birmingham, England
Net Worth $1 Million – $2 Million
Last Update October 2021

Everett Morton was a Kittitian-born British 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 was known for his distinctive drumming style that included syncopation and polyrhythm in a rock beat.

From left to right, English beat members: Dave Wake Ring, Andicox, David Steele, Everett Morton, Ranking Roger

From left to right, English beat members: Dave Wake Ring, Andicox, David Steele, Everett Morton, Ranking Roger

Everett Morton from The English Beat band passed away at 71.The Birmingham, England band announced Morton’s death on Saturday.

Early Life and Family

Morton was born in St. Kitts moved to Birmingham, England. He joined a drum school and began playing with his cousin’s band, and before long, he was being recruited by local groups. In 1978, Morton joined Dave Wakeling, David Steele, Andy Cox, Saxa and Ranking Roger to form the Beat.

A year later, the band signed with Coventry’s 2-Tone Records. Their first single, a cover of Smokey Robinson’s “Tears of a Clown/Ranking Full Stop,” was released in 1979 and reached No. 6 on the U.K. Singles Chart. Boosted by Morton’s distinctive syncopated style of drumming, the Beat set themselves apart from popular British punk bands of the era, incorporating elements of reggae, ska, Motown and Latin music.

Everett Morton Wife

Possibly Everett Morton was Married but There is no any infrormation available on social media about his marital and relationship status on social media.

Everett Morton Net Worth

Everett Morton was a Kittitian-born British drummer and percussionist from Birmingham has an estimated Net Worth around $1 Million – $2 Million in 2021.

Professional Career

A year later, the band signed with Coventry’s 2-Tone Records. Their first single, a cover of Smokey Robinson’s “Tears of a Clown/Ranking Full Stop,” was released in 1979 and reached No. 6 on the U.K. Singles Chart. Boosted by Morton’s distinctive syncopated style of drumming, the Beat set themselves apart from popular British punk bands of the era, incorporating elements of reggae, ska, Motown and Latin music.

“David Steele was a punk with a clear idea of what he wanted and where he was going,” Wakeling once said of the blend of techniques employed by the Beat. “Everett Morton was a left-handed drummer; he had his kit set up like a right-handed drummer but played it left-handed. His was an original style and if you worked with it, it sounded real unique.”

The Beat then launched their own record label, Go-Feet, on which they released their debut album, 1980’s I Just Can’t Stop It. The LP yielded several future set list staples, including “Can’t Get Used to Losing You,” “Mirror In the Bathroom,” “Hands Off…She’s Mine” and “Best Friend.”

The Beat released their second album, Wha’ppen?, in 1981 and supported it with an extensive U.S. tour alongside the Pretenders and Talking Heads. Their final album, Special Beat Service, followed in 1982 and featured one of the band’s best-known hits, “Save it for Later.” During their initial five-year tenure, the Beat also toured globally alongside artists like the Clash, the Police, R.E.M. and David Bowie.

“Bowie into a dressing room just to see us, and Saxa didn’t know who he was,” Morton remembered in a recent interview, recalling a pair of shows at which the band opened for Bowie on his Serious Moonlight tour. “Saxa asked him to go and get the beers.”

After the breakup of the Beat in 1983, Morton and Saxa went on to form the International Beat, which was fronted by vocalist Tony Beet. The band released an album, 1991’s The Hitting Line, which was produced by Ranking Roger. In the mid 2000s, Roger and Morton reunited along with keyboardist Dave Wright and performed together until Roger’s death in 2019.

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