AFTER 89 YEARS, THE SHEIK IS IN PRINT!
“Chad Morgan – 70 Years In The Making”
Get your copy of Chad’s Biography NOW!!
At last, the Sheik of Scrubby Creek has revealed the whole tooth and nothing but the tooth!
Written by freelance journalist, author and sub-editor Anna Rose, Chad Morgan: Seventy Years In The Making took almost two years to complete. It was created as the author interviewed the Sheik over countless sessions, with tears, laughter and lots of music in the telling.
Endless research has failed to uncover another artist anywhere in the world who has recorded, toured and performed continuously for a 70-year period, so the Sheik is still breaking records at almost 90.
The 271-page tome covers Chad’s dirt-poor childhood through to fame and (not so much) fortune on Australia’s Amateur Hour, arguably the most successful runner-up in the history of the long-running national radio talent search. It then follows his life to the present day.
There are hundreds of photographs contributed by some of the nation’s finest lensmen and women and many other family- or fan-captured snaps. There are also a few rare pictures of the Morgan clan which mean the world to Chad.
During the Tamworth Country Music Festival (January 13-22, 2023) the book will be available for purchase outside the St George Bank in Peel Street from 9.30am to 11.30am, and from 12.30pm at Tamworth Shoppingworld stage for Chad’s daily gigs (as well as selected shows where The Sheik will appear).
The book is now available to purchase online!
Click on this link to go to the sales website: http://chadmorgan70years.com.au/
Chad’s New Album – ‘Quarantined’
‘Quarantined’ Songs the virus (and the knockers) couldn’t kill!
Chad Morgan is back with his brand new album ‘Quarantined’. Any fan of Chad would know that it would take more than a virus to keep this old dog down!
Chad has really been missing the stage and playing live for all his fans, so he thought he would put together a new album to keep himself from going mad while in isolation at home. Songs for young and old, some old songs and some new ones. A special collection of 24 songs to keep you laughing through these tough and unique times.
Chadwick William “Chad” Morgan was born in Wondai, Queensland in 1933 and raised by his grandparents. He was discovered through Australia’s Amateur Hour radio program and started recording with Regal Zonophone ( a subsidiary of EMI ).
Chad, known fondly as “The Sheik of Scrubby Creek”, released his first album in 1952 and is renowned for his vaudeville style of comic country and western songs, and goofy stage persona. Chad is the ultimate comic of Australian country music. He is instantly recognizable with his unique trademark – Those Teeth!!
Tex Morton once described Chad as the only original country music artist in Australia. When Gordon Parsons came up with the pub with no beer, Chad’s the bloke who wrote the words down and even one verse of his own. Chad has toured extensively, including the Slim Dusty Show, the All Star Western Show, Normie Rowe, Mental As Anything and his own Chad Morgan Show.
He was dubbed the clown prince of comedy by Slim Dusty. Chad has platinum and gold album sales, and is one of Australia’s most popular and loved country music artists. He has played all over Australia in all of manner of places, from tents to trucks to clubs and pubs, festivals, the Sydney Opera House – even a touring circus!!
Chad portrays Aussie culture warts and all – and we love him for it. The dry humour that he uses to send up our beloved institutions and customs have thousands of people laughing at themselves every time they hear him sing.
Chad still has an enormous and devoted following and is constantly touring the country. Since 1952 Chad’s been performing a unique array of comic country and western songs such as ‘The Sheik Of Scrubby Creek’, ‘I’m My Own Grandpa’, ‘The Shotgun Wedding’, ‘Double Decker Blowflies’, ‘There’s Life In The Old Dog Yet’, and many more.
Chad was inducted into the TAMWORTH HANDS OF FAME in 1979. The ROLL OF RENOWN in 1987, the KEMPSEY LIVING LEGEND AWARD in 2002 and the ORDER OF AUSTRALIA MEDAL (OAM) in 2004. Chad was the first person to be honoured with the LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD at the 2010 CMAA Awards.
Chad Morgan is one of the last pioneers of Australian Country Music, and is still very active, touring Australia bringing his comical songs to fans of three-generations. The man who has been making people laugh for more than five decades should be crowned King of Australian Country Music Comedy. He is a master of audience control and remains one of the biggest draw cards in the history of Australian Country Music.