70 yEARS IN THE MAKING
BRAND NEW RELEASE
aFTER 89 YEARS, THE SHEIK IS IN PRINT!
The 271-page tome covers Chad’s dirt-poor childhood through to fame and (not so much) fortune on Australia’s Amateur Hour, arguably the most successful runner-up in the history of the long-running national radio talent search. It then follows his life to the present day. What that entails, well, you’ll have to read all about it! There are hundreds of photographs contributed by some of the nation’s finest lensmen and women and many other family- or fan-captured snaps. There are a few rare pictures of the Morgan clan which aren’t the sharpest but mean the world to Chad.
The book could easily have been twice the size with the stories you could have related about Chad’s life and times, some good and others not what you’d call flattering. As The Sheik says: “People will talk about me when I’m gone, but I don’t care. I’ll be dead! They can say what they like.” Endless research has failed to uncover another artist anywhere in the world who has recorded, toured and performed continuously for a 70-year period, so the Sheik is still breaking records at almost 90.
Despite several challenges along the way, the book is now available online. It would make the ideal Christmas gift for the Chad Morgan fan in your life. During the Tamworth Country Music Festival (January 13-22) it will be available for purchase outside St George Bank in Peel Street from 9.30am to 11.30am, from 12.30pm at Tamworth Shoppingworld stage for Chad’s daily gigs and at selected shows where The Sheik will appear.