The sheik at the Show
This Friday, October 23, the Cock & Bull tent (at the Lismore Show) presents the one and only master of old-school comedy, Chad Morgan.
Born in Queensland about a hundred years ago, Chad entered a talent quest as a dare from his mates. (That's what drink will do to ya...) That successful gig led him into the world of show business. The Sheik of Scrubby Creek and You Can Have Your Women, I'll Stick To My Booze were released on October 24, 1952, and Chad gave up cane-cutting.
His trademark silly songs, provocative humour and buck teeth created a distinctive style of comedy - one that has been mimicked by some of our current exponents of country music (except maybe for the teeth - it's hard to even speak with such a gobfull…).
Chad's songs, like My Thrashing Machine, The Fatal Wedding, The Duckinwilla Dance and My Own Grandpa, never fail to gain a full audience reaction, even after being heard many times. Tex Morton once described Chad as “the only original country music artist in Australia”.
Chad hits the stage of the Cock & Bull, this Friday, October 23, at 7.30pm.