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New Order - 100% match to Joy Division

Genres: Electronic & Ambient Pop / Rock Spoken Word
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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When Joy Division’s Ian Curtis committed suicide in May 1980 the three remaining members, Bernard Sumner (Bernard Dicken, 4 January 1956, Broughton, Salford, Lancashire, England; guitar/vocals), Peter Hook (b. 13 February 1956, Salford, Lancashire, England; bass) and Stephen Morris (b. 28 October 1957, Macclesfield, Cheshire, England; drums) continued under the name New Read more

Bauhaus - 84% match to Joy Division

Genres: Eclectic Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Originally known as Bauhaus 1919, this Northamptonshire, England-based quartet was formed by Peter Murphy (11 July 1957, Northamptonshire, England; vocals), Daniel Ash (b. 31 July 1957, Northampton, Northamptonshire, England; vocals/guitar), David Jay aka David J. (b. David Jay Haskins, 24 April 1957, Northampton, Northamptonshire, England; vocals/bass) and Kevin Haskins (b Read more

The Smiths - 79% match to Joy Division

Genres: Documentaries Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Acclaimed by many as the most important UK band of the 80s, the Smiths were formed in Manchester, England during the spring of 1982. Morrissey (Steven Patrick Morrissey, 22 May 1959, Davyhulme, Manchester, England) and Johnny Marr (b. John Martin Maher, 31 October 1963, Ardwick, Manchester, Lancashire, England) originally combined as a songwriting partnership, and only their Read more

The Cure - 77% match to Joy Division

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Formed in 1976 as the Easy Cure, this UK band originally comprised Robert Smith (21 April 1959, Blackpool, Lancashire, England; guitar/vocals), Michael Dempsey (b. 29 November 1958, Salisbury, Southern Rhodesia; bass) and Laurence ‘Lol’ Tolhurst (b. 3 February 1959, Horley, Surrey, England; drums, later switching to keyboards). After struggling to find a niche duri Read more

Echo & The Bunnymen - 64% match to Joy Division

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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The origins of this renowned Liverpool, England-based band can be traced back to the spring of 1977 when vocalist Ian McCulloch (5 May 1959, Liverpool, England) was a member of the short-lived Crucial Three with Julian Cope and Pete Wylie. While the latter two later emerged in the Teardrop Explodes and Wah!, respectively, McCulloch put together his major band at the end of Read more

Siouxsie & The Banshees - 63% match to Joy Division

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Siouxsie Sioux (Susan Janet Ballion, 27 May 1957, London, England, although she also uses Susan Dallion) was part of the notorious ‘Bromley contingent’, including her then boyfriend Steve Severin (b. Steven John Bailey, 25 September 1955, London, England), which followed the Sex Pistols in their early days. Siouxsie had also taken part in the 100 Club Punk Festival Read more

Chameleons (UK) - 58% match to Joy Division

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Formed in 1981 in Middleton, Manchester, England this highly promising but ill-fated band was formed by Mark Burgess (vocals, bass), Reg Smithies (guitar), Dave Fielding (guitar) and Brian Schofield (drums), although the latter was soon replaced by John Lever. After some successful BBC radio sessions, the band was signed to the CBS Records subsidiary Epic and released ‘In Read more

Public Image Limited - 58% match to Joy Division

Genres: Pop / Rock
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Public Image Ltd. - 58% match to Joy Division

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Public Image Ltd (PiL) was the ‘company’ formed by John Lydon (31 January 1956, Finsbury Park, London, England) when he left behind both the Sex Pistols and his previous moniker, Johnny Rotten, in January 1978. With Lydon on vocals, classically trained pianist and early Clash guitarist Keith Levene on guitar, reggae-influenced bass player Jah Wobble (b. John Wardle Read more

The Sound - 57% match to Joy Division

Genres: Pop / Rock
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Gang of Four - 53% match to Joy Division

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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UK post-punk band formed in Leeds, Yorkshire in 1977, and named after the radical Chinese group that rose to power during that country’s Cultural Revolution. The Gang Of Four - Jon King (8 June 1955, London, England; vocals/melodica), Andy Gill (b. 1 January 1956, Manchester, England; guitar/vocals), Dave Allen (b. 23 December 1955, Kendal, Cumbria, England; bass) and H Read more

Dead Confederate - 50% match to Joy Division

Genres: Pop / Rock
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Sonic Youth - 50% match to Joy Division

Genres: Electronic & Ambient Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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A product of New York’s experimental ‘no-wave’ scene, Sonic Youth first recorded under the auspices of avant garde guitarist Glenn Branca. Thurston Moore (25 July 1958, Coral Gables, Florida, USA; guitar) and Lee Ranaldo (b. 3 February 1956, Glen Cove, New York, USA; guitar) performed together on Branca’s Symphony No. 1. With the addition of Kim Gordon (b Read more

Talking Heads - 50% match to Joy Division

Genres: Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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One of the most critically acclaimed bands of the post-punk era, Talking Heads pursued an idiosyncratic path of (often) uncompromising brilliance up to their acrimonious break-up in 1991. The band was formed by ex-Rhode Island School of Design, students David Byrne (14 May 1952, Dumbarton, Scotland; vocals, guitar), Chris Frantz (b. Charlton Christopher Frantz, 8 May 1951, F Read more

Wire - 48% match to Joy Division

Genres: Electronic & Ambient Pop / Rock
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