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NEW ORDER NEW ORDER NEW ORDER NEW ORDER NEW ORDER _____________________________________________________________________________ April, 1977 A band called Warsaw is formed in Manchester, England. It consists of vocalist Ian Curtis, bassist Peter Hook and guitarist Bernard Albrecht (aka Barney Rubble.) May, 1977 Warsaw plays its first gig at Manchester's Electric Circus. Drummer Tony Tabac joins the night of the show. July, 1977 After a brief touring stint, Warsaw recruits a new drummer, school chum Stephen Morris. The group records for the first time: a 7" EP titled An Ideal For Living. It features four cuts: "Warsaw", "No Love Lost", "Leader of Men" and "Failure Of The Modern Man". March, 1978 Warsaw changes their name to Joy Division. May, 1978 Joy Division interviewed on BBC rock music program, Saturday Rock. They bring along a new version of the An Ideal For Living EP. September, 1978 Joy Division appears on Granada TV performing a new song, "Shadowplay". October, 1978 Band puts finishing touches on debut LP. December, 1978 London gets its first taste of Joy Division when the band plays the Hope and Anchor pub in Islington. January, 1979 Joy Division records a session for John Peel's BBC radio, featuring original material including "She's Lost Control" and "Transmission". February, 1979 Factory Sample EP released featuring two new Joy Division tracks, "Glass" and "Digital". Critic declares them "the missing link between Elvis and the banshees". Band performs as part of the Factory Sample package tour. April, 1979 Joy Division records new material at Strawberry Studios. June, 1979 Unknown Pleasures, Joy Division's first album is released. Shortly thereafter, the single "Transmission" is released. August, 1979 Joy Division opens for the Buzzcocks on a U.K. tour. November, 1979 The group returns to London to cut their second John Peel session. Songs include "The Sound Of Music", "Twenty Four Hours", and "Love Will Tear Us Apart". January, 1980 Joy Division tours Europe, playing Paris, Amsterdam, Brussels, Berlin and elsewhere. February, 1980 Joy Division begins work on new LP at Britannia Row Studios. April, 1980 The band plays three nights at the Moonlight Club in London. They encore with "Sister Ray" the first night, but by the end of the stint, singer Curtis, in failing health, must be helped off the stage. May, 1980 On the eve of their first tour of America, Ian Curtis is found dead in his Manchester home, a suicide. June, 1980 "Love Will Tear Us Apart", released as a single, earns instant critical acclaim. It reaches the Top 20 on U.K. Charts. Closer, the last Joy Division album, is released. July, 1980 The three remaining members of the band decide to carry on and enter the studio to begin work on new material. August, 1980 The trio begins playing occasional gigs. Grace Jones releases a version of "She's Lost Control". September, 1980 The trio decides on a new name. New Order briefly tours the U.S. December, 1980 On their return home they begin recording a new album as New Order with recently recruited keyboardist and second guitarist Gillian Gilbert. January, 1981 The band plays a series of dates around the U.K., slotting in studio time when they can. Various bootlegs of Joy Division material are released. April, 1981 New Order films television special for Granda TV. June, 1981 New Order releases 12" of "Celebration" and leaves for European tour. July, 1981 Finishing touches on New Order debut LP are made. October, 1981 John Peel previews cuts from Still, a compilation album of Joy Division and New Order singles, on his show. Shortly thereafter, Still is released to unanimous critical praise. November, 1981 Movement, the first album of all New Order material is released. Standout cuts include "Dreams Never End", "Truth", and "Denial". December, 1981 New Order appears on a Granada TV special, each dressed as Santa Claus. May, 1982 After a touring and recording hiatus, New Order releases the single "Temptation". They appear on John Peel's show for the first time as New Order. January, 1983 New Order enters Britannia Row studios to begin work on a new album. June, 1983 Power, Corruption, and Lies released. The single "Blue Monday" tops dance and alternative music charts around the world. July, 1983 New Order tours U.S. and Europe. February, 1984 Confusion, an EP produced in New York by dance mix master Arthur Baker, is released. May, 1984 Single, "Thieves Like Us", released. July, 1984 Single, "Murder", released. February, 1985 New Order signed to Qwest Records. Work on new album already in progress. May, 1985 New LP, their first on Qwest, titled Low Life released. Band tours Far East. First Low Life single, "Perfect Kiss". June, 1985 Power, Corruption, and Lies and "Blue Monday" re-released on Qwest Records. August, 1985 New Order tours U.S. "Perfect Kiss reaches top five on American dance charts. February, 1986 Pretty In Pink, a John Hughes film, released. It features three New Order songs including "Shell Shock" which is included on the movie's platinum-selling soundtrack. September, 1986 New Order release their second Qwest album, Brotherhood. October, 1986 New Order launches extensive American tour. Follows up with appearances in Japan and Australia. Interviewed by Black Market on Halloween. August, 1987 Substance compilation released. Includes the new single "True Faith", currently top 20 in the U.K. New Order embarks on extensive American tour with Echo and the Bunnymen and Gene Loves Jezebel. 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