Tex Morton

Decades: 2000s


Robert William Lane, 8 August 1916, Nelson, New Zealand, d. 23 July 1983, Sydney, Australia. A Maori neighbour taught Morton his first guitar chords and he became so obsessed with music that, at the age of 15, he ran away from home and busked on the streets of Waihi. When asked one day by the town’s policemen if his name was Bobby Lane, he noticed a nearby garage sign that gave the name of ‘Morton’ and quickly informed the officer that his name was Bob Morton and that he was a street singer and entertainer.

Morton worked on various jobs, including one with a travelling troupe known as the Gaieties Of 1932. He made some aluminium disc recordings in Wellington (never commercially released), which proved very popular on local radio and may well be the first country music records made outside the USA. In 1932, he moved to Australia and worked with travelling shows, where, in addition to singing, he worked as a magician, a boxing...

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