Chapter and Verse - New Order, Joy Divison and Me

Author(s): Bernard Sumner


'Los Angeles produced the Beach Boys. Dusseldorf produced Kraftwerk. Manchester produced Joy Division.' Founding member and guitarist of Joy Division and the lead singer of New Order, Bernard Sumner has been famous over the years for his reticence. Until now...An integral part of the Manchester music scene since the late 1970s, his is the definitive version of the events that created two of the most influential bands of all time. Chapter and Verse includes a vivid and illuminating account of Bernard's Salford childhood, the early days of Joy Division, the band's enormous critical and popular success, and the subsequent tragic death of Ian Curtis. Bernard describes the formation of New Order, takes us behind the scenes at the birth of classics such as 'Blue Monday' and gives his first-hand account of the ecstasy and the agony of the Hacienda days. Sometimes moving, often hilarious and occasionally completely out of control, this is a tale populated by some of the most colourful and creative characters in music history, such as Ian Curtis, Tony Wilson, Rob Gretton and Martin Hannett. Others have told parts of the story, in film and book form. Now, for the first time, Bernard Sumner gives you chapter and verse.


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The long-awaited autobiography of a legend of the Manchester music scene

Born in Salford in 1956, Bernard Sumner went on to be a founder member of Joy Division and the singer and lead guitarist of New Order.

General Fields

  • : 9780593073179
  • : Transworld Publishers Ltd
  • : Bantam Press
  • : September 2014
  • : 240mm X 156mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : October 2014
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Bernard Sumner
  • : Hardback
  • : Oct-14
  • : 781.66092
  • : 352