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MCA Store Presents: Peter Hook of Joy Division

 “It’s very strange. Over the years Joy Division has become a huge part of music culture. A lot of people think they know what happened. But they don’t. Anyone who’s ever written a book or made a film about Joy Division, unless they were sat in that van or car with us, they don’t know anything about it. Me, Barney, Steve, Ian, Rob, Twinny, Terry and Dave. Only us lot know what really happened…”

      –Peter Hook in Unknown Pleasures: Inside Joy Division
Joy Division’s bass guitarist Peter Hook reflects on the band he helped cofound and his new book Unknown Pleasures: Inside Joy Division. Covering the band’s friendships and fallouts, their rehearsals and recording sessions, Hook gives a truly fascinating insight, as only an insider can, into the larger-than-life characters that formed a vital part of the Joy Division legend. The conversation is led by Joe Shanahan who booked Peter Hook (with New Order) at The Metro in their first Chicago appearance 30 years ago.
A book signing follows the talk.
Peter Hook was born in 1956 in Salford, England. He was a founding member of Joy Division and New Order and currently DJs internationally, as well as tours Joy Division’s music with his new band The Light.
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