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April 1980
Here Rob sketches out a potential itinerary for the proposed Joy Divsion US tour of May/June 1980, which was cancelled due to Ian's death....more

May 1980
A list of clothes and shoes bought for the aborted US tour. Rob was very keen on keeping his shoes in good nick - apparently he polished them daily! There are a number of references to the band's imag...more

July 1980 (?)
An excerpt from what appears to be a 'brainstorming' session for a new band name. Lesley Gilbert remembers that 'Man Ray' was a favourite for a while....more

September 1980
Part of a list of equipment made for insurance purposes. Here we see what the band took with them when they eventually toured the States in September 1980 as New Order. This list, and others in the bo...more

October 1980
New Order played their first gig as a three piece in July 1980 at The Beach Club, which was at Oozits on Newgate Street, Shudehill. It is thought that the band were drafted in at short notice to repla...more