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Joy Division Fan Buys Ian Curtis’ House, May Turn It Into Museum

The former home of late Joy Division frontman Ian Curtis was up for sale earlier this year, and fans began an Indiegogo campaign to purchase it and turn it into a museum. The campaign didn’t get very far — it raised £2,001, 1 percent of the anticipated £150,000 goal. Joy Division and New Order member… More »

By: Caitlin White / May 21, 2015 - 12:45 pm

Bernard Sumner Worries Ian Curtis Museum Will Become “Monument To Suicide”

Joy Division fans have been campaigning to turn Ian Curtis’ former house into a museum, but Bernard Sumner, who played in Joy Division with Curtis before founding New Order, has voiced some concern. Because Curtis committed suicide in his home, Sumner told NME he’s worried it will become a “monument to suicide.” Watch Sumner discu… More »

By: Caitlin White / February 20, 2015 - 2:57 pm

Joy Division Fans Campaigning To Turn Ian Curtis’ House Into A Museum

77 Barton Street, in the British town of Macclesfield, is the house where Joy Division frontman Ian Curtis lived, and where he hung himself in 1980. As NME points out, the house is currently for sale for £115,000, or about $176,000 U.S. And now a group of Joy Division fans has launched an Indiegogo campaign,… More »

By: Tom Breihan / February 17, 2015 - 10:31 am

Ian Curtis Kitchen Table Sells For $13k, To His Family’s Distress

Last week we reported that a kitchen table once belong to Joy Division singer Ian Curtis (seen above as portrayed by Sam Riley) was up for auction on eBay, which is more than a little creepy considering the selling point is that Curtis hung himself in that very kitchen. Well, the table sold for £8,400,… More »

By: Chris DeVille / November 14, 2013 - 10:13 am

Ian Curtis’ Kitchen Table Is On eBay

It’s the stuff of legend now. Only a couple weeks after performing “Ceremony” (which would go on to be New Order’s first single) at the last Joy Division concert, Ian Curtis listened to Iggy Pop’s The Idiot, watched Werner Herzog’s Stroszek (a film that ended with a fair amount of despair and suicide), and hanged… More »

By: Miles Bowe / November 7, 2013 - 4:53 pm

New Order – “Elegia” (Full 18 Min. Version)

In 1985, New Order released a song dedicated to Ian Curtis, the iconic singer who fronted their previous outfit. Titled “Elegia,” the track appeared on the Low-Life LP in five-minute form. 27 years later the song will assume its full and original 18-minute glory via vinyl release and via YouTube embed. The vinyl comes a… More »

By: Amrit Singh / April 13, 2012 - 12:07 pm