We provide a lot of memorabilia relating to various significant and era-defining bands, albums and songs. We receive many requests for the ever popular Joy Division.
In June 1976, four young men from post-industrial Manchester saw the Sex Pistols show at the Manchester Lesser Free Trade Hall. Motivated by the gig that is now thought to have ignited the Manchester music scene, they banded to form what became one of the world's most important bands, Joy Division.
Over three decades later, in spite of a tragedy that was to disband them in their prime, they enjoy a greater audience and more influence than ever before, with a considerable legacy that echoes fiercely in the current heavily manufactured musical culture.
Featuring the unprecedented involvement of all the surviving band members, a BBC Four film examined the band's story through unseen live performance footage, photographs, period films and recently discovered audiotapes.
A new visual account of an interesting time and place, this is the undisclosed story of how four men broke through economic and cultural barriers to create an enduring musical legacy at a time of huge social and political change.
While they shared the "angry young men" attitude and fast tempos of their punk rock contemporaries, The Jam wore carefully tailored suits instead of ripped clothes, and they integrated a number of popular 1960s rock and R&B influences rather than spurning them, putting The Jam at the front of the mod revival movement.