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Tommy Morgan
There are 12 messages in this section.

Stephen Eric Morgan. Posted 31 Jan 2003.
My grandfather was the great Scottish comedian Tommy Morgan. I live in California, USA. I am interested in all I can find out about my grandfather, he died a year before I was born.
I am looking form photos, clips, old stories any and all. Thanks
   
Colin F Frazer from Sydney. Posted 4 Aug 2003.
I remember Tommy Morgan well as did everyone in Scotland in those days. A consumMate entertainer. There was a great talent in those days in Glasgow. They did not want to go elsewhere. They were entertaining their people in tough times. Their humour was sharp, topical, very local, bright, musical hall style, but very Glasgow. TV killed off that talent. They played to packed houses.
Glasgow audiences were very tough. Frank Sinatra remembered them well. He never came back! Times were tough, but the West Coast of Scotland humour was famous.Tommy, Jimmy Logan, Stanley Baxter, Rikki Fulton Iv travelled a lot and seen shows all over the place. They were something very special.
The last time I saw Tommy Morgan was in Christmas 1955. I took a young uncle of mine, who was very bright, a bit of a snob, spoke several languages fluently, and went on to great things in Mexico and Germany and Spain, and his German wife too, who was regarded as an intellectual. To my horror my young brother got me tickets to Tommy's show instead of something classical. I knew they would not understand a word said. I was very nervous with the choice made especially knowing Tommy's broad Glasgow accent (same as mine) They were absolutely delighted I never heard someone laugh so much in my life. Thirty years later I heard them talking about Tommy's show with obvious pleasure.
Tommy did not just delight the Glasgow folk whom he aimed at - they were his people. A great talent and you should be very proud of man who did so much to lift the spirits of so many people who loved him dearly I still remember some of his jokes to this day!
Regards, Colin

nina baker from glasgow. Posted 11 May 2004.
Have you contacted the Scottish theatrical archive at the University of Glasgow? They have loads of stuff about the old performers and so on

LOUISE QUADRELLI from Glasgow. Posted 27 Sep 2004.
Was your father Eric Morgan, Tommy's son? If so, my mother has been trying to contact him for years. Her name is Sandra Roddick, maiden name Mc Whirter. Tommy was her mother's (May) brother. She has often wondered what happened to Eric when he left for America. I can remember many tales my Grandmother would tell about her crazy brother. My mother I am sure could give you alot of information on the great man.

Graham Hunter from Glasgow. Posted 8 Oct 2004.
I am involved with the restoration of the Britannia Panoptican Music Hall in Glasgow.We have been told that this was the Music hall where Tommy Morgan first performed, most probably at the Amateur nights which also started the careers of Jack Buchanan and Stan Laurel.

Stanley Young from Fairlie Scotland. Posted 14 Dec 2004.
My father's sister married TOMMY, and Eric (his son) and myself used to live at a place called Ballantrae while uncle Tommy treaded the boards at the Pavilion during WW2. I would love to make contact with Stephen, Eric Morgan or other family members of Tommy Morgan.

Thanks, Stan Young

Stephen Morgan from San Diego, Ca USA. Posted 17 Jun 2005.
I would love to contact all of these people who have responded to my original postings. Please feel free to give out my e-mail.
My father was Tommy's son Eric Morgan.

Sandra Roddick from Cumbernauld,Scotland. Posted 16 Sep 2005.
I would be grateful to be put in touch with my cousin Eric Morgan's son Stephen.

John Keeman from Glasgow. Posted 28 Nov 2005.
This has a clip from the BBC Archive of Tommy Mortgan in action http://www.bbc.co.uk/scotland/aboutus/wirelesstoweb/decades/clip_display.shtml?decade=30s&clip_name=tommy_morgan_aa&size=a&media_type=audio&popup=yes

Betty Barclay from Canada. Posted 28 Nov 2005.
you will find a whole page about your Grandfather in this site and as your Grandfather was born in Bridgeton (as was my mother) you will enjoy it www.glesga.ukpals.com

Andrew Kirkland from Australia. Posted 16 Oct 2006.
My mother " Doreen Rutherford" danced with the Tommy Morgan dancers called the Morganettes.
One of her closest friends in the troup was a girl called Chrisie York.I fondly remember looking through the many photos she had , and the many international stars that appeard with Tommy

Bob Bain from Glasgow. Posted 13 Jan 2006.
I am the secretary for the Scottish Music Hall & Variety Theatre Society and we would love to hear from anyone with information on Tommy Morgan. I have a few programmes from his Pavilion days.




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