Sterling Morrison

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Date of Birth August 28, 1942
Place of Birth New York
Date of Death Aug 30, 1995 (53)
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Sterling Morrison

Holmes Sterling Morrison Jr. was an American guitarist, best known as one of the founding members of the rock group the Velvet Underground, usually playing electric guitar, occasionally bass guitar, and singing backing vocals. Unlike bandmates Lou Reed, John Cale, Maureen Tucker and Nico, Morrison never released a solo album or made recordings under his own name, but nevertheless, he was an essential element of the group's sound as a conventional guitarist to Reed's experimental guitar style.

Birth name: Holmes Sterling Morrison Jr.
Born: 29, 1942, East Meadow, New York, US
Died: Aug 30, 1995, Poughkeepsie, New York, US
Genres: Rock, experimental rock, proto-punk, art rock
Occupation(s): Musician
Instruments: Guitar, bass guitar, vocals
Years active: 1965–1971, 1990-1995
Associated acts: The Velvet Underground, Nico
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About Sterling Morrison

Electrical guitarist and bassist who performed with The Velvet Underground, the group known for songs like "Sunday Morning" and "Heroin."

Before Fame

He was earning an English major at Syracuse University when he met his future bandmate Lou Reed.


He collaborated with other artists, including Nico and Luna.

Family Life

He was survived by his wife Martha and his son Thomas.


He and John Cale were both members of The Velvet Underground.

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