New Order

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Decades: 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 Order. Sumner took over vocal duties and the trio embarked on a low-key tour of the USA, intent on continuing as an entity independent of the massive reputation Joy Division had achieved shortly before their demise. Later that same year they recruited Morris’ girlfriend, Gillian Gilbert (b. 27 January 1961, Macclesfield, Cheshire, England; keyboards/guitar), and wrote and rehearsed their debut, Movement, which was released the following year. Their first single, ‘Ceremony’, penned by Joy Division, was a UK Top 40 hit in the spring of 1981, and extended the legacy of their...

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