Over the years, legendary New Order and Joy Division bassman, Peter “Hooky” Hook has been collecting almost every single piece of memorabilia relating to his long career in music. From early club and concert tickets to his own numbered ticket, photograph, and recording of the famous Sex Pistols gig at Manchester’s Free Trade Hall in 1976 that kickstarted the Buzzcocks, the Fall, Joy Division and would you believe? Mick Hucknell. Thru to the original master tapes of singles, 7” test pressings, artwork, bass guitars, amps, clothes, records, limited edition boxsets, CDs, right up to the scripts, publicity material, and posters for movies featuring the Manchester music scene (24-Hour Party People) and the Ian Curtis biopic Closer.
Now Hooky has decided to auction off all his prized personal collection of Joy Division and punk memorabilia to raise money for charity for the likes of CALM (Campaign Against Living Miserably), the Epilepsy Society, and The Christie. A total of 291 lots are up for grabs consisting of some of the finest punk/new wave memorabilia ever made available in one auction. As Hooky told Louder than War:
Every single piece that I own is in the catalogue. There is nothing else. This is every single thing I own. I only kept one thing back that a wonderful kid I met years ago gave me an art piece – a black felt square with hand wired Unknown Pleasures on it and it’s the only thing I kept and it’s in my office. All the proceeds go to charity. I don’t want to insult the people by keeping the money. I didn’t want to end up like a King Midas figure sitting there on my own cackling, look what I got! That feels nuts.
If you want Hook’s original bass guitar, or the original handwritten lyrics to Joy Division songs, or studio master tapes then get your bid in NOW for Peter Hook: The Joy Division Signature Collection.
The auction commences on 20th March, at 13:00hours (UK time) at Omega Auctions, Sankey Valley Industrial Estate, Newton-Le-Willows. Viewing takes place on 25th February—1st March. However, if you can’t get along have a swatch at some of the items for sale below or check the whole catalog here.
Lot 1: 1970s Club Tickets.
Lot 3: Hooky’s 7” singles including his first two punk singles.
Lot 5: Sex Pistols collection.
Lot 6: Sex Pistols Free Trade Hall ticket, recording, and photograph.
Lot 10: Joy Division handwritten and signed lyrics.
Lot 11: Joy Division handwritten and signed lyrics.
Lot 13: Joy Division and related vinyl.
Factory Sample FAC-2—pre-production of sleeve.
Lot 27: ‘Sordide Sentimentale.’
Lot 28: Joy Division ‘Ideal for Living’ signed.
Lot 34: ‘Ideal for Living’ studio master tape.
Lot 43: Joy Division ‘She’s Lost Control Again’/‘Atmosphere’ signed 12”.
Lot 47: Joy Division comic book proof.
Lot 61: English Joy Division books and fanzines.
Lot 72: Hooky’s leather jacket from 1977.
Late ‘70s Fender Bassman Ten Amplifier.
Lot 78: Chimes used on ‘Atmosphere.’
Lot 83: Original Joy Division drum traps flight case.
Lot 85: Original Joy Division Gibson EB-0 replica—1st Joy Division guitar and case.
Lot 89: Original Joy Division Shergold Marathon custom 6-string bass guitar and case.
Lot 92: Ian Curtis—Kevin Cummins’ portrait.
Lot 93: Anton Corbijn ‘Atmosphere’ video prop—Ian Curtis on stage.
Lot 102: Joy Division ‘Unknown Pleasures’ backdrop.
Lot 107: Original Joy Division ‘Shimmy’ Russell Club poster by Jon Savage.
Lot 146: Martin Hannett recording tapes.
Lot 159: Ian Curtis and Annik Honore ‘Love Letters.’
Lot 162: Joy Division/Burroughs/Gysin poster.
Lot 193: Joy Division- Plus/Minus single 1978-1980 7” test pressings.
Lot 233: Joy Division Polaroids and private photographs.
Lot 246: Assorted Joy Division memorabilia.
Lot 247: Joy Division Pennie Smith photographs.
H/T Louder than War and Omega Auctions.
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Watch Joy Division live on 1979 BBC youth documentary ‘Something Else’
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