7. NEW ORDER
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The 15 Greatest Manchester Bands Of All Time
9. 7. NEW ORDER
Following the death of singer Ian Curtis in1980, the surviving members of Joy Division agreed to retire the name. They started from scratch as New Order, adding Gillian Gilbert on extra guitar and keyboards. As the 1980s progressed, the band became more interested in electronica and production, producing the biggest selling 12” single of all time with Blue Monday. Despite bassist Peter Hook leaving, the band returned in 2015 with a new album, Music Complete.