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 Jerry Nolan

Jerry Nolan

Birth
Williamsburg, Kings County (Brooklyn), New York, USA
Death 14 Jan 1992 (aged 45)
New York, New York County (Manhattan), New York, USA
Burial Flushing, Queens County, New York, USA
Plot Plot 24, Row A, Number 89
Memorial ID 4730 · View Source
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Musician. Born in Brooklyn, New York, he was best remembered for being the original drummer of the band "The New York Dolls". He began playing the drums in the 1960s and in 1972, he hooked up with guitarist Syl Sylvain and Johnny Thunders, forming the "The New York Dolls". The group was invited to open a series of shows for "The Faces" in England, toward the end of 1972 and when they returned to the U.S. were signed on with Mercury Records. Together they released two albums "The New York Dolls" (1973), "Too Much Too Soon" (1974) and although neither album sold particularly well, both have become certified rock classics over the years. In 1975, Nolan and Thunders left the group, formed the band "Johnny Thunders and the Heartbreakers" and released the album "L.A.M.F." (1977), which has since become a punk music classic. In the following years, "The Heartbreakers" performed on tours, plus released the albums "Live at Max's Kansas City" (1979) and "Live at the Lyceum Ballroom" (1984). Nolan was also a part of a series of bands projects, including backing singer Sid Vicious and as a member of the group "The London Cowboys", which released the album "On Stage" (1985). He died at 45 in New York City, from bacterial pneumonia, which led to a fatal stroke.

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith


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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Added: 16 Mar 1999
  • Find A Grave Memorial 4730
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Jerry Nolan (7 May 1946–14 Jan 1992), Find A Grave Memorial no. 4730, citing Mount Saint Mary Cemetery, Flushing, Queens County, New York, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .