"Joy Division" was a rock band formed in 1976 in Salford, Greater Manchester. The band dissolved in May 1980 after the suicide of its lead singer, Ian Curtis. The remaining members reformed as New Order and they have gone on to achieve much critical and commercial success.
With their dark, gloomy sound and their use of synthesizers and electronics, Joy Division is considered the pioneering band of the post-punk movement of the late 1970s and the early 1980s.http://www.allmusic.com/cg/amg.dll?p=amg&sql=11:iju06j2h71q0
Though they found only modest success during their career, and released only two studio albums, Joy Division have since been acclaimed as one of the most inventive, evocative and influential groups of their era; Thom Jurek writes "They left just a small bit of music and an echo that still rings".http://www.allmusic.com/cg/amg.dll?p=amg&sql=10:zy7ibkh9kakc~T1
Inspired by a Sex Pistols gig at the Manchester Lesser Free Trade Hall on July 20 1976, Bernard Sumner (also credited as "Bernard Dicken", "Bernard Albrecht" and "Bernard Albrecht-Dicken") and Peter Hook formed a band with friend Terry Mason. Sumner bought a guitar, Hook purchased a bass, and ...
|origin||Salford, Greater Manchester|
|current members|| Ian Curtis (Vocals, Guitar) |
Peter Hook (Bass guitar