WURZELS drummer John Morgan died at the age of 80 after catching Covid on a tour.
Fellow band members talked about their shock to “Morgy,” who joined the West Country hit maker in 1981.
He got the virus after The Wurzels, who played in Manchester this month (still running 150 gigs a year), got the virus.
He died yesterday at Gloucester’s hospital surrounded by his family.
Tommy Banner, the longest member of Wurzels, including I Am A Cider Drinker in his hits, said:
“We thought you couldn’t be destroyed. We miss you, you’re a moody old man. We’re all shocked.”
A spokesman for the Somerset’s Watchet Festival, played regularly by The Wurzels, said: You will be greatly missed. “
Sil Willcox, Manager of The Wurzels, said:
“The band will continue, but John will always be remembered and loved by fans, friends and the band,” Sill added.
Morgan has been playing The Wurzels drums since 1981 and has been playing in humorous bands just two weeks ago.
Originally from Somerset, the band is best known for its number one hit “Combine Harvester” and number three hit “I Am A Cider Drinker” in 1976, both of which occupy the top spot.
John Morgan dies – Wurzels drummer dies at age 80 after Covid touring
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