Ian Brown with The Stone Roses in June 1989... and performing solo at the O2 Academy in Edinburgh, September 2022.

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Joy Division - Unknown Pleasures album cover detail

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Tony Wilson and Peter Saville's classic Factory design

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The Beatles in 1969 and the final ever single from 2023: Now And Then.

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The Wombats in 2007 and Ian Curtis of Joy Division in 1979

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Joy Division's Ian Curtis and Peter Hook in 1979

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Masters of the b-side: New Order, The Stone Roses and The Smiths

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Final album covers from Nirvana, The Beatles, The Verve, David Bowie and The Smiths

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Morrissey and The Smiths' only live album (to date)... Rank

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Manchester rapper Aitch and the mural of late Joy Division icon Ian Curtis

Ian Curtis mural to return to Manchester after being covered by Aitch album advert

Can you name all these album opening lines?

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