As many a music fan today are morning the recent loss of Disco Queen, Donna Summer – Today, marks the anniversary of the death of Ian Curtis, who passed away on this day 32 years ago today.
Who was Ian Curtis?
Ian Curtis, front man of British post-punk band Joy Division, committed suicide on May 18, 1980 at the age of 23. Joy Division are remembered and critically acclaimed by music fans around the world for their albums Unknown Pleasures and Closer.
Ian is as remembered for is unique, jerky dance style as his tender yet angsty philosophical lyrics that soulfully and at times woefully plucked at the mercurial nature of being a human being.