Ian Kevin Curtis (15 July 1956 – 18 May 1980) was an English singer-songwriter and musician. He was the lead singer and lyricist of the post-punk band Joy Division and recorded two albums with the group: Unknown Pleasures (1979) and Closer (1980).
Jul 27, 2019 · Ian Curtis of Joy Division dies by suicide On the evening of May 18, 1980, Ian Curtis, lead singer and lyricist of the British group Joy Division, hangs himself in his Cheshire kitchen. He was only...
Ian Curtis was born in Old Trafford, Manchester, at the Memorial Hospital. He grew up listening to The Who and The Rolling Stones, and other heroes of his teenage years included David Bowie, Jim Morrison, Janis Joplin, Iggy Pop, Lou Reed, and James Dean.
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Ian Curtis was born in 1972 in Manchester, England. He is a director and actor, known for Horrible Histories (2009), So Awkward (2015) and Sorry, I've Got No Head (2008). See full bio »
Oct 14, 2020 · Today’s story is about the life and death of Joy Division’s frontman Ian Curtis. Joy Division was a post-punk band first inspired by the Sex Pistols that formed in 1976 in Manchester, England. The band was made up of Vocalist Ian Curtis, guitarist and keyboardist Bernard Sumner, bassist Peter Hook and drummer Stephen Morris.
May 18, 2020 · On the morning of May 18, 1980 — well before daybreak — Ian Curtis died by suicide, one day before the groundbreaking band he fronted — English post-punk pioneers Joy Division—was scheduled to...
- Humble Beginnings. Like so many other seminal 80s post-punk bands, Joy Division formed in the city of Manchester, but Ian Curtis grew up about an hour outside of that formative city; in a working-class home in the industrial town of Macclesfield, Cheshire.
- Poetic Soul. Curtis’s hauntingly introspective and intelligent lyrics became one of Joy Division’s chief hallmarks, and this flair for poetry was something he developed very early on.
- Sticky Fingers. Curtis couldn’t afford to buy music in his teens and used to shoplift regularly; mostly albums from the Macclesfield town center that he would hide underneath his long grey coat, but also bottles of booze from the local off-licenses.
- Elegy For Ian. After Ian’s suicide, the remaining band members famously went on to form New Order, where they found success and continued mold the post-punk landscape throughout the 80s.
Sep 24, 2020 · In 1978, a year before the band released its first album, Ian Curtis began suffering epileptic seizures. He was officially diagnosed with epilepsy in January 1979, when his seizures grew more severe.
May 18, 2020 · The death of Ian Curtis of Joy Division, who hanged himself in his kitchen aged 23 on the eve of an American tour – the culmination of spiralling depression, worsening epilepsy and marital...
Sep 26, 2007 · Ian Curtis is a quiet and rather sad lad who works for an employment agency and sings in a band called Warsaw. He meets a girl named Debbie whom he promptly marries and his band, of which the name in the meantime has been changed to Joy Division, gets more and more successful.
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