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Coronation Street And Joy Division Take Centre Stage As The First Items To Enter The New British Pop Archive

The unveiling of the new British Pop Archive comes as it's first pieces were donated by New Order and ITV.

New Order (Formally Joy Division) submitted lyrics written by the band's former singer Ian Curtis, drafts of songs and lyric combinations being considered and rejected on full display.

ITV submitted stills and reels of Coronation Street, including footage that was tampered with during the 1970-1971 ITV Color Strike across it's Granada TV and Thames Television franchises.

Along with Joy Division and New Order manager Rob Gretton, many other examples of British Culture will be preserved in the Pop Archives.

Newspapers pertaining to important events in British History, a Leyland Mini, A Road-Master bus, A BBC Micro-Computer, Queen's Discography, Footage from Live-Aid, Footage and Stills from various influential shows like Only Fools and Horses and East Enders, James Bond Footage, and so much more.

The first exhibition of some of the items will be at John Rylands Library on May 19th in Manchester.

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