Lionel Morton

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Lionel Morton
Born (1942-08-14) 14 August 1942 (age 77)
Blackburn, Lancashire, England
Occupation(s)Musician and television presenter
Associated actsThe Four Pennies

Lionel Morton (born Lionel Walmsley, 14 August 1942) [1] [ failed verification ] is an English former musician and television presenter.

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Morton was born in Blackburn, Lancashire. In the early 1960s, he was the lead vocalist/rhythm guitarist of the group, the Four Pennies. They are best known for their biggest hit single, "Juliet" which reached number one on the UK Singles Chart in May 1964. [2] Morton and his group appeared seven times on the BBC Television music charts programme, Top of the Pops .

From April 1968 to December 1977, he was a regular presenter on the pre-school children's programme Play School ., he also reappeared during 1983/4. In the 1970s he went on to present on Play Away . For a time he was also married to the actress, Julia Foster.

Discography

UK singles

UK albums

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References

  1. "Musical map of East Lancashire (From Lancashire Telegraph)". Lancashiretelegraph.co.uk. Retrieved 8 October 2015.
  2. Roberts, David (2006). British Hit Singles & Albums (19th ed.). London: Guinness World Records Limited. p. 210. ISBN   1-904994-10-5.
  3. 1 2 "Lionel Morton Discography". Discogs.com. Retrieved 8 October 2015.