January 25th 2018
launch of the new version of the website JoyDivisionbook.com
Strawberry Studios in Stockport 'Control Room Recreation Project'
As part of the National Heritage Open Day weekend in the UK (September 2017), over a thousand people visited the building that housed the famous Strawberry Recording Studios from 1968 to 1993, where 10cc, Joy Division, The Smiths and hundreds of other famous artists recorded their hit records over a quarter of a century.
One of my Ian Curtis photos, was exhibited in The Control Room, during the open days in 2017 and from now on displayed permanently in the offices of Mondiale Publishing, the company that residents in this building.
photo by Dr. Peter Wadsworth:
conference room Mondiale Publishing
October 6th 2016
release of latest book by Peter Hook ’Substance’ a recollection of his years in the legendary band New Order.
This book features one of the photos i took December 13th 1980, at the band’s 9th gig ever, in Rotterdam Hal 4. This venue was a renovated hall at a water purification plant. A gig made possible by the efforts of Mike Pickering, who then lived in Rotterdam and soon relocated to Manchester to DJ at the new club The Haçienda as formed his bands Quando Quango and M-People.
This gig was the 2nd appearance of Gillian Gilbert and showed an emotional and young band working hard through a selection of brand new songs. This struggling band would soon conquer the world with their massive hits and iconic albums.
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