I happened to be in Macclesfield at the weekend and went over to the Crematorium to see Ian Curtis’ plaque.


I was never fortunate enough to ever see Joy Division live but I vividly remember returning from a United game and watching them perform ‘Transmission’ and ‘She’s Lost Control’ on a local TV program ‘Something Else’.

Ian Curtis was a very ill man and hanged himself on the eve of a US tour.

His wife, Deborah, wrote a very interesting book about their life that describes him very differently from the tragic, angst ridden hero portrayed in the media.

One myth claimed that Ian Curtis committed suicide, standing on a block of ice but this is completely untrue.