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Confusion is the story of Bernard Sumner’s life and times from the back streets of Salford to the international fame and critical acclaim of Joy Division, Electronic and New Order.
Jolted into action by the punk explosion of 1976, Sumner is the man who stepped into the shoes of Ian Curtis after his suicide in 1980 and steered New Order through even greater success, helping to create Acid House, the second Summer of Love and The Hacienda nightclub in Manchester, the most famous club in the world and a magnet for the city’s gun and drug culture. His collaborations with The Smiths Johnny Marr created Electronic, the first true post-punk supergroup.
But Sumner’s past – even his real name - has always remained a mystery ... until now. In a work of rare investigative depth, David Nolan re-writes the history of one of music’s most influential figures – and in the process nullifies many myths – through exhaustive primary source research, dozens of exclusive interviews and scores of previously unseen photos. Confusion will become the definitive work on the subject.
Author, David Nolan, is a multi award-winning journalist, documentary-maker and television producer who has written for publications as diverse as British Business Magazine and Penthouse. His first book, 'I Swear I Was There' exploded the myths surrounding the Sex Pistols’s famous first gig in Manchester, 1976. He is a recognised world expert on the Manchester music scene and interviewed literally dozens of Bernard Sumner's former band-mates, school friends, colleagues, associates and friends whilst writing this engrossing biography, as well as scouring public records and archives. He even persuaded Bernard Sumner himself - the most reluctant person in this story - to reveal details about his life. [click here to buy]
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