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Joy Division

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.1

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".2

= Inspired by a Sex Pistols gig at the Manchester Lesser Free Trade Hall on July 20 1976, Berna...

years active 1977–1980
music genre Post-punk
status Dissolved
origin Salford, Greater Manchester
country England
current members Ian Curtis (Vocals, Guitar)
Peter Hook (Bass guitar
license: GNU FDL
source: Wikipedia


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