9 Oct 2007
Dark star 
The Independent has published a personal potted history of the great Joy Division by Factory colleague and confidant Jon Savage.

'Dark star: The final days of Ian Curtis by his Joy Division bandmates' begins at the hugely influential (for this teenager, anyway) October 1979 Apollo Theatre Buzzcocks-support gigs, captured on primitive video by Buzzcocks manager Richard Boon and later released on Factory/Ikon, before examining the "several reasons why this is Joy Division's moment".

"Jon Savage is the writer of film documentary 'Joy Division', which premieres in the UK at the Sheffield International Documentary Festival on 7 November and will be released early in 2008. Joy Division's albums are out now on Warner Brothers. 'Control' is on general release now."

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