NameLionel Morton Music groupThe Four Pennies ChildrenLance Nielsen
Ex-spouseJulia Foster RoleMusician
AlbumsThe World of the Four Pennies, The Very Best Of The Four Pennies, 2 Sides Of The 4 Pennies Similar PeopleJulia Foster, Toni Arthur, Brian Cant, Chloe Ashcroft, Carol Chell
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Lionel Morton (born Lionel Walmsley, 14 August 1942) is an English former musician and television presenter.
Morton was born in Blackburn, Lancashire. In the early 1960s, he was the lead vocalist/rhythm guitarist of the group, the Four Pennies. They are best known for their biggest hit single, "Juliet" which reached number one on the UK Singles Chart in May 1964. Morton and his group appeared seven times on the BBC Television music charts program, Top of the Pops.
From April 1968 to December 1977, he was a regular presenter on the pre-school children's programme Play School., he also reappeared during 1983/4. In the 1970s he went on to present on Play Away. For a time he was also married to the actress, Julia Foster.
1967 "What To Do With Laurie" / "I'll Just Wait Around" (Philips BF 1578)
1967 "First Love Never Dies" / "Try Not To Cry" (Philips BF 1607)
1969 "Waterloo Road" / "Floral Street" (RCA Victor 1875)
1972 "What A Woman Does" / "Listen To The Music" (Cube BUG24)
1974 "Don't Let Life Get You Down" / "Play Away" (BBC BEEB011)