Its my first musical birthday of the year, and today Bernard Sumner turns 56. Bernard is obviously well known for being in the highly regarded 80s electronic/rock band New Order, being the primary lyricist/vocalist for them and also for playing guitars/keyboards in Joy Division. Also he is known for working with Johnny Marr in Electronic, again being the vocalist/lyricist and more recently forming the band Bad Lieutenant. I'm not familiar with Bad Lieutenant if I'm honest, but absolutely love his work with New Order and Electronic. Technique by New Order is easily one of my favourite albums along with Electronic's self titled debut album. A very underrated talent I think, happy birthday Bernard!