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BASIC INFORMATION

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Who were Joy Division?

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Associated/close people

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Origin of their band names: Stiff Kittens, Warsaw, Joy Division
Stiff Kittens: this name was suggested to Ian Curtis by Richard Boon (Buzzcocks manager), but the band hated it, and they used it only for their first concert (on Sunday 29 May 1977)
Warsaw: on David Bowie's Low album (from early 1977), the song called Warszawa, which means Warsaw once translated in English, inspired the band for their name. But a London band, Warsaw Pakt, released its first album in November 1977, so Warsaw decided to change their name again, to avoid any confusion
Joy Division: in December 1977, they chose their definitive name. It came from the book entitled House Of Dolls, by Karol Cetinsky. In this book, Joy Division is the name of the area where the Jewish girls are kept prisoners
and sexually 'offered' to German officers

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Where were Joy Division from?

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What label signed Joy Division?

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How did Joy Division members meet?

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Musical influences

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How and when Joy Division ended?

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Did they appear in any film?

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Did they have nazis sympathies, as often read?