Happy Birthday Everett Morton.

Drummer, The (English) Beat.

After The Beat split up, Everett and Saxa, saxophonist and foundational first wave ska musician who provided The Beat's musical link to its roots in Jamaica, founded the ensemble International Beat with former members of Dexys Midnight Runners. International Beat released two live albums, The Hitting Line, and Dance Hall Rockers.

The fans loved the albums, which featured cameos by Dave Wakeling on "Mirror in the Bathroom," and production by Ranking Roger. Everett is an inveterate musician and has toured with Roger, first as Twist & Crawl, and now as The New Beat.

Material: thebeatuk.com
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