Joy Division
http://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/976x549/p01bqj4q.jpg
1978-01
https://musicbrainz.org/artist/9a58fda3-f4ed-4080-a3a5-f457aac9fcdd
Joy Division Joy Division Joy Division Joy Division

Biography

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 ...

Read more


Biography

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.

Go to Bio

Clips (11)


Tracks

Sort by

Joy Division
She's Lost Control
http://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/256x256/p01bqj4q.jpg
link
She's Lost Control She's Lost Control She's Lost Control She's Lost Control
Joy Division
Exercise One (John Peel Session, 31 Jan 1979)
http://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/256x256/p01bqj4q.jpg
link
Exercise One (John Peel Session, 31 Jan 1979) Exercise One (John Peel Session, 31 Jan 1979) Exercise One (John Peel Session, 31 Jan 1979) Exercise One (John Peel Session, 31 Jan 1979)
Add music you love and enjoy it


Biography

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 transcended 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. Joy Division's debut album, Unknown Pleasures, was released in 1979 on Wilson's independent label Factory Records. Aided by Martin Hannett's sparse production, it was a critical success with the British music press. Despite this early acclaim, Curtis experienced severe depression and personal difficulties, including a broken marriage and epilepsy. In particular he found it increasingly difficult to perform at live concerts, during which he often had seizures.

This entry is from Wikipedia, the user-contributed encyclopedia.It may not have been reviewed by professional editors and is licensed under an Attribution-ShareAlike Creative Commons License. If you find the biography content factually incorrect or highly offensive you can edit this article at wikipedia. Find out more about our use of this data.
Added. Check out your playlist Dismiss