Personalities | New Order | Eighties | Rock

(Vocal/instrumental group, 1980–93, 1998–2007)

Formed by the remaining members of Joy Division after Ian Curtis’s suicide. Bernard Sumner (guitar, vocals), Peter Hook (bass) and Stephen Morris (drums) with Gillian Gilbert (keyboards, synthesizers) added extra groove and technology to the angular post-punk beats of their former band, thus heavily influencing the ‘Madchester’ and dance music scenes of the late 1980s and 1990s. The darkly throbbing anthem ‘Blue Monday’ came from 1983’s essential Power, Corruption And Lies album. The electro-dominated Technique went to No. 1 in 1989.

Styles & Forms | Eighties | Rock
Personalities | N.W.A. | Eighties | Rock

Source: The Definitive Illustrated Encyclopedia of Rock, general editor Michael Heatley


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