Joy Division
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1978-01
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Joy Division

Joy Division Biography (Wikipedia)

Joy Division were an English rock band formed in 1976 in Salford, Greater Manchester. Originally named Warsaw, the band consisted of singer Ian Curtis, guitarist and keyboardist Bernard Sumner, bassist Peter Hook, and drummer Stephen Morris.

Formed by Sumner and Hook after the two attended a Sex Pistols gig, Joy Division moved beyond their punk roots to develop a sound and style that made them one of the pioneers of the post-punk movement. Their self-released 1978 debut EP, An Ideal for Living, drew the attention of the Manchester television personality Tony Wilson, who signed the group to his independent label, Factory Records. Joy Division's debut album, Unknown Pleasures, recorded with producer Martin Hannett, was released in 1979 to critical acclaim. As the band's popularity grew, Curtis, who suffered from personal problems that included severe depression, a failing marriage, and epilepsy, found it increasingly difficult to perform at live concerts, during which he occasionally collapsed into seizures.

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Love Will Tear Us Apart
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Love Will Tear Us Apart
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Transmission (Peel Session)
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Transmission (Peel Session)
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Twenty Four Hours
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Twenty Four Hours
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She's Lost Control
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She's Lost Control
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Colony (BBC Maida Vale Session, 26 Nov 1979)
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Colony (BBC Maida Vale Session, 26 Nov 1979)
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