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Peter Hook

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Net worth 2018: $20 Million
Industry: Musicians
Residence: Salford, Greater Manchester
Country: British
BirthDay: 13 February 1956
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Peter Hook was bornon 13 February 1956 in Salford, Greater Manchester, British, is singer. Best known as the founder of the rock band Peter Hook and The Light,this versatile musician dons many hats. He is also the lead vocalist and bassist of the band which he had formed in 2010. Hook had earlier worked with the post-punk band Joy Division which he had co-founded along with Ian Curtis and others. Joy Division was a critically acclaimed band that was achieving great popularity when the lead vocalist Ian Curtis committed suicide forcing the band to dissolve. The distraught surviving members recruited some other musicians and reorganized the band as New Order. The band played a combination of new wave and electronic dance music and became one of the most famous and critically acclaimed bands of the 1980s. Hook played bass with the band and also worked on other projects simultaneously. He formed his own band, Peter Hook and The Light after his departure from New Order. His new band, which also features his son Jack, is famous for playing the albums of Joy Division and New Order live on tours. A well respected musician with a career spanning over thirty years, he has enriched the world of rock and roll with his seminal hits like ‘Love Will Tear Us Apart’, ‘Thieves Like Us’, and ‘Ceremony’.


$20 Million


The band has been performing the albums of not just Joy Division, but also of New Order starting from 2012


Hook and the band embarked on another world tour in 2011 and played Joy Division’s second album, ‘Closer’ live across Portugal, France, Spain, Finland and Norway


The band went on a world tour in 2010 and performed Joy Division’s debut album ‘Unknown Pleasures’ live and in full across concerts in Italy, France, Spain, U


This famous musician published a book ‘How Not To Run A Club’ in 2009


However due to some problems between the band members, Hook left the band in 2007


In 2005, their album ‘Waiting for the Sirens’ Call’ was out


After a gap of eight years, the band’s new album ‘Get Ready’ was released in 2001


The band went on a hiatus that year and was reunited in 1998


He was married to comedian Caroline Aheme from 1994 to 1996


Some of their albums released during the decade were ‘Power, Corruption & Lies’ (1983), ‘Brotherhood’ (1986) and ‘Technique’ (1989)


New Order’s debut album, ‘Movement’ was released in 1981


The band enjoyed considerable success during the 1980s and had garnered a huge fan following


The band’s debut album, ‘Unknown Pleasures’ was released in 1979 with Martin Hannett as producer


Joy Division gave their debut television performance on the local news show ‘Granada Reports’ hosted by Tony Wilson in September 1978


The band played their first gig at the Electric Circus in 1977


Peter Hook along with his childhood friend Bernard Summer recruited a vocalist cum lyricist called Ian Curtis and formed a band called Warsaw in 1976

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