Joy Division: A history of the band



In writing a story like this it is sometimes hard to distinguish facts from myths and legends, and to reconcile differing accounts. Many of these earlier accounts are based on distant (and possibly faulty) memories, and may sometimes record what the author has been told rather than what actually happened. While I have tried to confine myself to events which are well documented or undisputed, I recognise that a band of the stature of Joy Division is entitled to have a few myths and legends constructed around them!   Never Mind the Buzzcocks is an irreverent rock music quiz on BBC television.

Its only connection with this story is that Peter Hook appeared in the programme broadcast on January 24th 1997, followed by Tony Wilson in February 2002 and January 2004.

It does, however, provide an appropriate title for the opening chapter.

This article copyright © Chris Warren 1997 to 2005


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