July 20nd 2018
On the 8th of December 2018, Omega Auctions will auction Peter Hook's personal Joy Division memorabilia. A few items have been posted yet, so to lift the curtain slightly:
- a flightcase with a 'Joy Division' sencil on it
- the famous FAC 1 poster
- gig poster The Factory / The Russell Club January 1979
- gig poster Bains-Douches
- framed photos by Kevin Cummins and Anton Corbijn
- his leather jacket with a few buttons and pins on it
- an amp
- the FACT 10 Unknown Pleasures poster
More info to follow.
March 31st 2018
The Amsterdam venue Paradiso, opened its doors on March 30 1968. To celebrate its 50th birthday, the Paradiso website has a section about many of their programs. From now on, this list will grow.
You can scroll through this list and read about a variety of gigs.
For the concert of Joy Division on January 11 1980, a few of my quotes have been used in it.
Yes, in Dutch.
March 31st 2018
In 2018, Paradiso celebrates its 50th birthday. From the long-list of more than 25000 programs, Hester Carvalho, writer of the book ‘Paradiso 50 jaar in 50 legendarische concerten’, selected 50 memorial gigs to highlight the music history of the venue. Of course different genres have been selected to satisfy all kinds of visitors and readers.
For each gig, five eyewitnesses were found to recollect that night. Marc Tilli was asked about two shows, obviously Joy Division on January 11 1980 and the other one, The Rolling Stones on May 27th 1995.
For the Joy Division gig, the famous Lex van Rossen photo was selected, on which Ian Curtis is wearing The Sound And The Fury t-shirt. The book is written in Dutch only.
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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