Joy Division
https://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/960x540/p01bqj4q.jpg
1978-01
https://musicbrainz.org/artist/9a58fda3-f4ed-4080-a3a5-f457aac9fcdd

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, bass player Peter Hook, and drummer Stephen Morris.

Formed by Sumner and Hook after the two attended a Sex Pistols gig, Joy Division soon moved beyond their punk roots to develop a sound and style that made them one of the pioneers of the late-1970s post-punk movement. The band's 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, singer Curtis suffered from personal problems that included depression, a failing marriage, and epilepsy, and found it increasingly difficult to perform live concerts, during which he sometimes suffered seizures. In May 1980, on the eve of the band's first American tour, Curtis committed suicide, aged 23. The band's second and final album, Closer, was released two months later; the album and preceding single "Love Will Tear Us Apart" became the band's highest charting release.

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.

Joy Division Performances & Interviews


Joy Division Tracks

Sort by

Joy Division
Atmosphere
https://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/256x256/p01bqj4q.jpg
link
Atmosphere
Joy Division
She's Lost Control
https://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/256x256/p01bqj4q.jpg
link
She's Lost Control
Joy Division
Love Will Tear Us Apart
https://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/256x256/p01qrf7t.jpg
link
Love Will Tear Us Apart
Joy Division
Love Will Tear Us Apart (Peel Session)
https://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/256x256/p01bqj4q.jpg
link
Love Will Tear Us Apart (Peel Session)
Joy Division
Love Will Tear Us
https://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/256x256/p01bqj4q.jpg
link
Love Will Tear Us
Joy Division
Day Of The Lords
https://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/256x256/p01bqj4q.jpg
link
Day Of The Lords
Joy Division
Sound Of Music (BBC Maida Vale Session, 26 Nov 1979)
https://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/256x256/p01bqj4q.jpg
link
Sound Of Music (BBC Maida Vale Session, 26 Nov 1979)
Joy Division
Twenty Four Hours (BBC Maida Vale Session, 26 Nov 1979)
https://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/256x256/p01bqj4q.jpg
link
Twenty Four Hours (BBC Maida Vale Session, 26 Nov 1979)
Load more tracks
Playlists featuring Joy Division

Latest Joy Division News

    BBC News - Strawberry Studios: Exhibition marks Stockport's music recording legacy
    An exhibition celebrates the musical legacy of 10cc's Stockport recording studio, 50 years after it opened.
    The 10 best pop songs chanted at football matches
    As the season reaches its climax, we look at the fans' favourite anthems, from The Beach Boys to White Stripes
    10 music clips from the BBC archive you can't afford to miss
    We head deep into the archive to bring you these fantastic moments from the last 50 years of music
    7 cult musicians we should all know more about
    Exploring the worlds of Syd Barrett, Nick Drake, Scott Walker, Delia Derbyshire and others with seven radio programmes
Back to artist