Stephen Morris played drums in Joy Division between August 1977 and 1980. Morris joined the band as a replacement for Steve Brotherdale. The drummer is equally at home with both traditional and electronic drum kits, playing a Black Rodgers drum kit as well as Simmonds and Synare synthesizers.
Stephen Morris was born as Stephen Paul David Morris on October 18, 1957 in Macclesfield, Cheshire.
Morris was brought up in Macclesfield, where he attended the Kings School. Initially he worked for a time in his father's kitchen fitting business, then he continued with New Order on drums and later on synthesizers.
Something of an eccentric, Stephen Morris has been called "daft as a brush" by bandmate Peter Hook. Morris reportedly used some of his fortune to purchase several military vehicles. He and Gilbert live in Rainow, outside Macclesfield.
Stephen's face appears on the cover of New Order's album Low Life.
Stephen Morris also formed The Other Two with keyboard player Gillian Gilbert with whom he later married.