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BAND MEMBERS

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Names

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Dates of birth

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Biography
Strongly influenced by the punk movement,
Peter Hook, Terry Mason and Bernard Sumner first formed the group in Manchester in 1976. Then Ian Curtis joined them after replying an ad in a record shop, as Stephen Morris later did when the band was looking for a new drummer. After rejecting Richard Boon's suggestion of Stiff Kittens, they called the group Warsaw, after the David Bowie track Warszawa (Polish name for Warsaw). Playing in and around Manchester allowed them to meet some people who had been of great help to their career: Rob Gretton (acted as their manager since April 1978), Martin Hannett (produced almost everything Joy Division recorded), Tony Wilson (which label Factory Records signed Joy Division in October 1978)

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Ex-members

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Activities of the remaining members after Joy Division ended