Stephen Morris: 'There would be no Joy Division without Tony'
The drummer’s bands were both signed by the legend’s Factory Records, and he in turn became an important guiding force on their career.
He added: “He was so enthusiastic, he was always ‘We’ll just go ahead an do it and figure out why we did it afterwards’. It was his spirit of enthusiasm that steamrollered things through and it’s why we put up with him for so long [laughs]. You could have an argument with Tony and walk out hating him and the next time you saw him it was all forgotten. You just loved him.”
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