jueves, 7 de mayo de 2009

Jerry Nolan

Jerry Nolan fué batería de New York Dolls y, al abandonar la banda junto a Johnny Thunders formaron Heartbreakers.

Ambas dos bandas legendarias. Para variar, música y lo que nos cuenta la wikipedia.

Trash (New York Dolls). This montage is from "Born to Lose: the Last Rock and Roll Movie" by Lech Kowalski. Some nice footage of a photo shoot and the guys getting dolled up.

Jerry Nolan Scene in "What About Me". Former New York Dolls' & Heartbreakers' drummer Jerry Nolan's scene in Rachel Amodeo's WHAT ABOUT ME. This film also features Dee Dee Ramone, Richard Hell and Johnny Thunders, who performs music as well.

Personality Crisis (New York Dolls)

Heartbreakers. 1979, Max's Kansas.

A native of Williamsburg, Brooklyn, Nolan joined The New York Dolls in the autumn of 1972 to replace Billy Murcia, who had died of a drug overdose while on tour in England early in the band's career. The Dolls got a record deal with Mercury Records in 1973. Nolan also was a childhood friend of Peter Criss (KISS' original drummer) who auditioned for The New York Dolls at the same time. He previously had played with Wayne (Jayne) County's "Queen Elizabeth", Billy Squier's "Kicks" and was the only male member of Suzi Quatro's Detroit-based band Cradle. Nolan played on both of the Dolls´ albums (New York Dolls and Too Much Too Soon).

After much internal fighting and a short stint under the helm of future Sex Pistols manager Malcolm McLaren, Nolan left the Dolls together with Johnny Thunders in the spring of 1975.[citation needed] The two then placed a call to bassist Richard Hell, formerly of the Neon Boys and Television, to form The Heartbreakers. Soon, Walter Lure was brought into the fold and Hell was replaced by Billy Rath.

Nolan quit the band soon after it released its only studio album, L.A.M.F., because he felt the album was poorly mixed. Nolan still continued to play with The Heartbreakers, but as a "hired drummer."

While touring with Johnny Thunders in 1982, Nolan met Charlotte (Lotten) Nedeby, whom he soon married. Nolan would live in Sweden, off and on, through the 1980s. There he also recorded a solo single of an older Heartbreakers' song "Take A Chance With Me". Johnny Thunders also moved to Sweden with his girlfriend, Susanne, and their collaboration continued periodically, until Thunders' death in 1991.

Nolan outlived his long-time friend by only a few months. During that period he was working on a recording project with singer/songwriter Greg Allen and bassist Chicago Vin Earnshaw. In late 1991, while Nolan was being treated for bacterial meningitis and bacterial pneumonia at St. Vincent's Hospital in New York, he suffered a stroke and went into a coma from which he never recovered. He spent his final weeks on a life support system.

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