Born in Cardiff, Wales, son of a Lay Preacher-Merchant Navy Sea Captain, Lindsay crossed the Atlantic ocean six times by small cargo steamer, before the age of eight Captain Tom Morgan took his wife Dorothy and two young children, Lindsay, and his older sister Anthea, on three exciting voyages to Canada. To this day LINDSAY can remember the massive storms, tidal waves, icebergs, and whales, he saw as a small boy. He says” I will always be grateful for the incredible memories my father gave me by taking me on those voyages”, “I will forever love, and remain in awe, of the ocean”.
LINDSAY started playing guitar and writing songs at the age of eleven. His first UK recordings were in the duo “JOHN PATTERSON & LINDSAY MORGAN”, and then as the ‘Folk-Rock-Gospel’ band “THE PROCLAIMERS”.
After moving to CANADA he spent the early part of his performing and recording career, in the Duo “JACQUELINE & LINDSAY”, traveling extensively across CANADA, as well as some memorable stints in Jamaica, Barbados and Antigua. Then later with JACQUI, founding the band “MORGAN”.
The “MORGAN” band over a nine-year period (1970-1979), fronted by LINDSAY and JACQUELINE, went through many different changes and personnel. Many talented Canadian musicians were a part of “MORGAN” for various periods of time including BILL DILLON, BOB DOIDGE, DANIEL LANOIS, DAVE BURT, RACHEL PAIEMENT, ED ROTH, MIKE HEFFERNAN, GARNET TODD, JOHN DOERR, BILL CYMBALA, RON KNAPPETT, and many others. For a more complete account of the “MORGAN” story, click on the name.
Also LINDSAY, friend and song writing coach to a young 9-year-old ALANIS MORISSETTE, produced her very first single, “FATE STAY WITH ME”, which has recently become a highly prized “collectable” record. For a more detailed account of this click on “ALANIS”, or read PAUL CANTIN’S “YOU OUGHTA KNOW”. Of all the numerous books, web sites, newspaper and magazine articles, written about ALANIS, Canadian author PAUL CANTIN, was one of the few who took time to track LINDSAY down, and get his account of that period of ALANIS’ development, first hand. The first two chapters of PAUL’ S book is practically word for word LINDSAY’S interview with PAUL, with little editorializing.
Since becoming a solo performer in 1986, Lindsay continued to write and produce material for other artists. He was also involved in stage production as musical director.
In 1987 he released his first solo single “TARA” which went TOP 20 and led to his critically acclaimed 1990 debut solo CD “LINDSAY THOMAS MORGAN”. The following 5 singles released from that CD all went TOP 40 on CANADA’S COUNTRY CHARTS, including “IF WISHES WERE HORSES”. A video was completed for this song by award winning director DENNIS BEAUCHAMP. This video aired on all the major video shows across CANADA and on the NASHVILLE NETWORK “TNN”. It also aired extensively in 1995 when CANADA’S “NCN” took to the airwaves that year. The success of this debut CD earned LINDSAY a nomination for “OUTSTANDING NEW ARTIST” in the “RPM BIG COUNTRY AWARDS” on CBC across CANADA in 1992.
During LINDSAY’S promotion of his second CD “I NEVER DREAMED”, he opened for fellow Welshman, TOM JONES at LULUS, KITCHENER, ONTARIO, (The largest bar in the world), did a 6 week stint with the ROYAL CARIBBEAN CRUISE LINES, and a 3 Month Tour in B.C. One of the CD’s songs, “FLOWERS” came first in the “SCARBOROUGH ARTS COUNCIL SONGWRITING CONTEST”. This song was released on Video in January 1996, which was immediately added to NCN Canada’s playlist.