Joy Division Pictures Surface

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Photos from Joy Division’s legendary performance at the Hope and Anchor pub in Islington have surfaced.

Taken by Jonathan Crabb and published on Facebook, the pictures were taken using a Kodak Instamatic, They show the band looking very cool in the cold basement venue.

Ian Curtis (Photo: Jonathan Crabb via Facebook)

The Hope and Anchor show was a key event in the band’s trajectory. The venue was small, and Crabb says on his Facebook post that only 30 people were at the event. It was on the way back from the show that singer Ian Curtis had his first seizure in front of the band.

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