Happy 63rd Birthday to "Hooky"- that what his band mates and friends call Peter Hook.
Peter originally become known to the music world as the original guitarists for Joy Division. After the tragic suicide of Joy Division's lead singe, some thought Peter may quit music. But the remaining members of JD reformed and became the band we all know and love known as New Order.
Peter has been the principle writer and sometimes singer in New Order until he left the band several years ago in an acrimonious split that ended up in court over the use of the name. That issue has since been settled and Peter has since been the leader of "Peter Hook and the Light"
Below is a picture from one of the magazine interviews I did with Peter back in the early 90's.