Joy Division : Stephen Morris



Steve was Joy Division's drummer.

Stephen Morris
Photo Kevin Cummins
reproduced with kind permission

Stephen Morris
Photo Philippe Carly
reproduced with kind permission

Stephen Morris
Photo Philippe Carly
reproduced with kind permission

He was born on 28th October 1957, and grew up in Macclesfield. He was the last one to join the band, in 1977.

The drums were very important to Joy Division, and their sound was quite worked out. Some songs were based on a steady beat, but others filled with rolls or rhythm shifts.

After Joy Division, Steve continued as New Order drummer - including electronic drums - and played synthesisers too. He later also formed The Other Two with wife Gillian Gilbert, keyboard and guitar player of New Order, then Bad Lieutenant with Bernard Sumner.

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Update 2014-10-23    Copyright Michel ENKIRI