In the early 1960s Morton was the lead vocalist / rhythm guitarist of the band, 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 programme, Top of the Pops.
From April 1968 to December 1977 he was a regular presenter on the pre-school children's programme Play School; and in the 1970s, Play Away. He was also married to the actress, Julia Foster.
The Four Pennies dubious claim to fame is they were the most important British group NOT TO chart in the U.S. during the 1960s "British Invasion."