Sheffield S1 | Division Street
This shot is taken looking west along Division Street toward Devonshire Green.
It was from a building on the right hand side of this street where in December 1985, before Pulp found international fame, that Jarvis Cocker fell out of the second floor window of the flat lived in by the band’s guitarist Russell Senior. The details of the incident vary depending which accounts you read. In common they all suggest that the fall involved alcohol and a Spiderman impression! His fall resulted in a broken pelvis, several other broken bones and a cancelled tour. While still recovering from the fall Jarvis performed with the band in a wheelchair at the now legendary Limit Club on West Street. Read the NME review of the concert on Pulpwiki (where you will find all things Pulp related!)
10 years later, the man who fell to earth and his band Pulp release the album Different Class. It reaches number one all around the globe. ‘Something Changed’ taken from the Different Class album is arguably (and by his own admission!) one of his finest love songs.
ABOUT SHEFFIELD S1: A series of photographs of Sheffield city centre streets empty of people*, cars and traffic. Click the links below to view other images in the series:
*No pedestrians were harmed in the taking of these photographs