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18/12/21 - With heavy hearts we tell you that John Morgan sadly died yesterday in Gloucester Royal Hospital after contracting Covid.
Hailed as the Wurzels oldest drummer in captivity he joined the band 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-----r, with your sharp, quirky Forest wit - oh, you were also a bloomin' great drummer, just like your hero, Charlie Watts."

“We are all in shock, Morgy had the driest of humour and the kindest of hearts and all are thoughts are with his family. The band intend to continue but John will always be remembered and loved by his fans, friends and band” - Sil Willcox, Wurzels Manager.

DATE OF BIRTH: 21st April 1941

Lydney, Forest of Dean

HOBBIES: Listening to music. Learning about t'interweb.

MUSICAL INFLUENCES: Gene Crupa and Steve Gadd


PREVIOUS MUSICAL EMPLOYMENT: Mecca holiday camps and much more!

WHEN AND HOW I BECAME A WURZEL: In 1981 I was working with the BBC in Clifton as a session musician and it was looking as if work was going to run out. I had heard that the Wurzels were looking for a drummer - so I contacted their management and ended up as their drummer.

IF I WEREN'T A WURZEL I'D BE: A food critic or chef


1. 'Waltz for Debbie' (Bill Evans)
2. 'Fifty Ways to leave your lover' (Paul Simon with a great drum intro by Steve Gadd!)
3. 'The Planets Suite' (Gustav Holtz)

TIP FOR THE TOP: A warm summer!










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