Ian Curtis

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Birthday
15, 1956
Birthplace
Stretford, England
Death Date
May 18, 1980 (23)
Birth Sign
Cancer
Birthday
15, 1956
Birthplace
Stretford, England
Death Date
May 18, 1980 (23)

About

Lead vocalist and songwriter for the post-punk band Joy Division, the group that released the songs "She's Lost Control" and "Transmission." 

Before Fame

Even though he struggled in school, he was awarded a scholarship to The King's School in Macclesfield when he was eleven years old.

Trivia

His life and death has been dramatized in the films 24 Hour Party People in 2002 and Control in 2007.

Family Life

He married his high school friend, Deborah Woodruff, on August 23, 1975; his daughter, Natalie, was born on April 16, 1979.

Associated With

Curtis and Peter Hook were bandmates in Joy Division.