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For the filmmaker, see Morgan Fisher (filmmaker)

Morgan Fisher (born Stephen Morgan Fisher, 1 January 1950 in London) is an English keyboard player / composer, and is most known for being a member of Mott the Hoople in the early 1970s. However his career has covered a wide range of musical activities, and he is still highly active in the music industry.


From 1968 to 1970 Fisher played the organ with the soul / pop band, The Love Affair. They had a number one hit in 1968 with "Everlasting Love", although this occurred prior to Fisher joining the outfit. Between 1972 and 1973 he formed the progressive rock band called Morgan, with singer Tim Staffell (the vocalist with the band Smile, who later became Queen).

From 1973 to 1976, after a brief liaison with Third Ear Band, he joined seminal British rock band, Mott the Hoople, who were initially produced by David Bowie. In 1980 Fisher conceived and produced the unique Miniatures album (51 one-minute tracks by Robert Fripp, Gavin Bryars, Michael Nyman, The Pretenders, XTC, Penguin Cafe Orchestra, Robert Wyatt, The Damned etc). A sequel was released in 2000. In addition he played with Queen on their 1982 tour of Europe.

In Fisher 1985 moved to Japan, and started to make ambient and improvised music. He became one of the leading TV commercial music writers, including songs written or arranged for Cat Power, Karin Krog, Jose Feliciano and Zap Mama. Japanese artists he has worked with include Yoko Ono, Dip in the Pool, The Boom, Heat Wave, Kina Shoukichi, Haruomi Hosono and Kokoo. He continues his varied career as keyboard player, producer, composer, film scorer, and photographer. He performs several times a year at a club called Super Deluxe in Roppongi, Tokyo with an occasionally experimental act called Morgan's Organ.

In 2005 Fisher collaborated with Hans-Joachim Roedelius on the somewhat avant-garde, rather ambient album Neverless.

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