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Peter Hook (born 13 February 1956) is an English bass player, musician, singer, DJ, nightclub owner, record company boss and author. He is currently lead vocalist and bassist for Peter Hook and The Light. Hook was a co-founder of the post-punk band Joy Division along with Bernard Sumner in the mid-1970s. Following the death of lead singer Ian Curtis, the band reformed as New Order, and Hook played bass with them until his departure in 2007. The band have since reformed without Hook. He has also recorded an album with Revenge (One True Passion), two albums with Monaco (Music for Pleasure and Monaco) and one album with Freebass (It's A Beautiful Life) as bassist, keyboardist and lead vocalist. Early life Born in Salford, Lancashire, to Irene Acton (1928–2000; since 1962 Irene Hook), and John Woodhead.[1] When he was the age of 3, in 1959, his parents divorced and he and his brothers were brought up by his maternal grandmother Alicia Acton (born Chapman; 1896–1968) until 1962, when his mother re-married Ernest W

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Peter Hook: Tragic Joy, Electrified Order

Read "Peter Hook: Tragic Joy, Electrified Order" reviewed by Nenad Georgievski

Joy Division existed for three and a half years before it reached its tragic end in 1980, but its musical legacy still resonates strongly today. Within that limited period, four young lads from Manchester changed the direction of music--first, by pioneering what is now called post-punk, and inspiring countless other artists along the way, most notably ...

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New Order: Novi Sad, Serbia, July 13, 2012

Read "New Order: Novi Sad, Serbia, July 13, 2012" reviewed by Nenad Georgievski

New OrderExit Festival Petrovaradin FortressNovi Sad, SerbiaJuly 13th, 2012The British band New Order has been making music for roughly three decades. In that time, these rockers have built audiences the world over even after the band's 1980s and '90s heyday. The band, which grew out of the rubble of the ...


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