In memoriam of Joy Division’s Ian Curtis | May 18th, 1980.
Ian Curtis took his own life on May 18th, 1980. He was only 23 years old. Perhaps we all remember this because it’s often part of the rock & roll mythos to acknowledge an artist’s day of passing instead their day of birth (Ian Kevin Curtis was born July 15th, 1956).
One of the reasons for this could also be that Joy Division’s most popular song “Love Will Tear Us Apart”—released posthumously, actually became the epitaph engraved upon Ian’s headstone.
Regardless, today is a day for many people to spend in memoriam of the late Joy Division frontman, and there are many possible ways of doing so.
My suggestion: listen to the song “Atmosphere”.