Chad Morgan's Main TV Roles
Main Movie Roles
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Morgan was born in Wondai, Queensland and raised by his grandparents. He is the eldest of 14 children to Dave and Ivy Morgan. At very early age young Chad was raised by his grandparents Bill and Eva Hopkins, and after the death of his grandfather in 1945 – Chad and his grandmother moved back to Scrubby Creek to live with his parents and siblings.
He was discovered through Australia's Amateur Hour radio program and started recording with Regal Zonophone (a subsidiary of EMI) in 1952. His songs are peppered with Australian slang (one CD compilation is called Sheilas, Drongos, Dills and Geezers).
In 1984 – Chad met and married his 2nd wife Joan (married Sept 14th 1985 on the Gold Coast). Joan was often credited for getting the Sheik back on track – although she may have been supportive, it was Chad who eventually said enough was enough. He gave up the drink and the smokes shortly followed – that was more than 25 years ago.
Morgan has toured extensively, including the Slim Dusty Show, the All Star Western Show and his own Chad Morgan Show. He has been prolific in his recorded output and live performances. He was inducted into the Australasian Country Music Roll of Renown in January 1987 and awarded an OAM in 2004.