Wednesday, May 17, 2006

today in history -- death of joy division's Ian Curtis

BBC article



Rob Gregory Browne said...

Twenty-five years. Hard to believe.

anne frasier said...

rob, i had a hard time believing that too. i had to do some fact-checking because it didn't seem possible.

Mary Louisa said...

Shouldn't it be twenty-six? Is his tombstone date wrong?

Tribe said...

"Love Will Tear Us Apart" is one of the great classic post-punk tunes. On the other hand, it also led to a generation of silly-dressed goth bands.

It was always my theory that the surviving members of Joy Division encouraged Ian to off himself...otherwise, how in the world could they have become New Order with him?

anne frasier said...

mary louisa: i think it is supposed to be 26. odd that the bbc article said 25.

tribe: that's a great song.

and you are so bad. ;)