Joy Division

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‘People were panicking over whether I could do the Ian Curtis dance’: how we made Control
‘The first time we played She’s Lost Control they had around 150 Joy Division fans there. I ran to my trailer and vomited. One guy said to me: “You had better be good!”’

Interviews by Lee Campbell

10, Oct, 2022 @1:37 PM

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The 100 greatest BBC music performances – ranked!
As the Beeb celebrates its centenary, we take a look at its most memorable pop moments, from the birth of grime to the first sightings of Bob Dylan and Bob Marley, plus TOTP goes Madchester and countless classic Peel sessions

Guardian music

06, Oct, 2022 @12:12 PM

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‘It was sacrilegious’: why the destruction of Manchester’s Ian Curtis mural struck a nerve
The public outcry – and outpouring of affection – after the mural was defaced shows just how deeply rooted a piece of public art can become in a community

Kyle MacNeill

19, Aug, 2022 @1:33 PM

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Mural of Joy Division frontman Ian Curtis painted over with advert
Rapper Aitch has vowed to remove advert for his new album and restore the painting of ‘local hero’ in Manchester

Helen Pidd North of England editor

17, Aug, 2022 @11:06 AM

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Dave Baguley obituary
Other lives: Audiology specialist who carried out research into hearing loss and tinnitus

Peter Baguley

11, Jul, 2022 @4:19 PM

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New Order singer criticises ‘ludicrous’ NHS mental health waiting lists
People in crisis can’t wait 18 months, says Bernard Sumner at suicide prevention event in parliament

Robert Booth Social affairs correspondent

18, May, 2022 @6:35 PM

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From Shakespeare to Ian Curtis: British pop archive to open in Manchester
Exclusive: John Rylands Research Institute and Library to house collection that will also include Granada TV treasures

Mark Brown North of England correspondent

06, Apr, 2022 @5:00 AM

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From Factory Records to Oasis: a musical tour of Manchester
A new exhibition on the seminal Manchester label is the start of a musical homage taking in the roots of Joy Division, the Smiths et al

Gavin McOwan

18, Jun, 2021 @6:00 AM

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'You could call the show Love Will Tear Us Apart': Russell T Davies on the music of It's a Sin
The series creator and director Peter Hoar on the uncoolest anthems of the 80s, being given the nod by Kate Bush and how a soundtrack can make or break a story

Alim Kheraj

18, Feb, 2021 @3:00 PM

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Being invited into my son’s music appreciation group was the best Father’s Day present | Paul Mitchell
We started chatting about deep stuff, things we normally wouldn’t find a way to discuss

Paul Mitchell

05, Sep, 2020 @8:00 PM

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Joy Division: all of their songs, ranked!
It’s 40 years since the release of their final album, Closer. From flexidiscs to French magazine giveaways, which tracks match up to the Manchester band’s beautiful, brutal best?

Alexis Petridis

17, Jul, 2020 @8:50 AM

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Joy Division is perfect for the Covid-19 crisis
Brief letters: JD Wetherspoon | Joy Division | Simon and Garfunkel | Shy and socially distant | Baby boom

Letters

25, Mar, 2020 @7:20 PM

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