Ken Morris (5)
When Ken left Steffani’s employ he got a job with Steffani’s friend Philip Green who ran a Youth Orchestra. However, it wasn’t long before war was declared and Ken joined the Army where his show business skills were soon recognised and he was sent to entertain the troops on the Front Line in “Stars in Battledress”. It was while he was in the Army that he met Charlie Chester and Arthur Haynes. After the war Ken and Arthur became members of Charlie’s “Stand Easy Gang”, making regular broadcasts on radio as well as numerous theatre appearances. The Summer seasons of 1948 and 1949 saw Charlie and his Gang at the prestigious Blackpool Opera House, and they were also requested to appear in The Royal Variety Show of 1948 at The London Palladium. Meanwhile Charlie and Ken had teamed up as recording artists and songwriters, with their most famous song being “The Old Bazaar In Cairo”. (Ken wrote the music while Charlie Chester and Clinton Ford wrote the lyrics). Ken eventually made a name for himself as a solo artist with records such as “Copper Knob” and “Ken’s Party Pieces”, both recorded in 1959.
In the early 1950’s Ken met his wife-to-be, the singer Joan Savage. They teamed up and developed a musical comedy double act before marrying in Blackpool in 1955. After the launch of ITV in 1956 Ken’s old friend Arthur Haynes was given a comedy series written by Johnny Speight and instantly became a television star, with Ken and Joan appearing regularly alongside him in “The Arthur Haynes Show”.
Ken Morris (5) Discography Tracks
Singles & EPs
|7EG 8519||Ken Morris (5)||Ken's Party Pieces (7", EP, Mono)||His Master's Voice||7EG 8519||UK||1959||Sell This Version|
|45-POP 647||Ken Morris (5)||Copper Knob (7")||His Master's Voice||45-POP 647||UK||1959||Sell This Version|
|Ken Morris (5)||Blondie / Shanks 's Pony (Single)||His Master's Voice||UK||1960||Sell This Version|
|45-POP 847||Ken Morris (5)||Mississippi Rag (7", Single, Promo)||His Master's Voice||45-POP 847||UK||1961||Sell This Version|
|Ken Morris (5)||Caroline (Single)||Polydor||Germany||1963||Sell This Version|
|Ken Morris (5)||Dein Erster Kuß War Wunderbar (Single)||Polydor||Germany||1964||Sell This Version|
|52 409||Ken Morris (5) / Orchester Werner Twardy||Ken Morris (5) / Orchester Werner Twardy - Mexiko Strand (7", Single)||Polydor||52 409||Germany||1964||Sell This Version|
|45 R4358||Ken Morris (5)||Gotta Get To Your House (7", Promo)||Parlophone||45 R4358||UK||Unknown||Sell This Version|