Jerry Nolan

Born May 7, 1946

Jerry Nolan was an American rock drummer, best known for his work with The New York Dolls and Johnny Thunders and The Heartbreakers.

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1946 Birth Born in 1946.


1972 26 Years Old A native of Williamsburg, Brooklyn, Nolan joined The New York Dolls in the autumn of 1972 to replace Billy Murcia, who had died of asphixiation in a failed attempt to revive him from a drug overdose while on tour in England, early in the band's career.
1973 27 Years Old The Dolls got a record deal with Mercury Records in 1973. … Read More
1975 29 Years Old 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. … Read More


1982 36 Years Old While touring with Johnny Thunders in 1982, Nolan met Charlotte (Lotten) Nedeby, whom he soon married. … Read More


1991 45 Years Old 1 More Event
Johnny Thunders also moved to Sweden with his girlfriend, Susanne, and their collaboration continued periodically, until Thunders' death in 1991.
1992 46 Years Old He died on January 14, 1992, spending his final weeks on a life support system.
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