Torn Apart: The Life Of Ian Curtis
Torn Apart: The Life of Ian Curtis
Cloaked in mystique, Joy Division's extraordinary vocalist Ian Curtis tragically took his own life in 1980, leaving just two haunting albums and a depleted band that would famously evolve into New Order. 25 years later, the enigma of Ian Curtis has deepened to an unprecedented level. Devotees make regular pilgramages to both his hometown of Macclesfield and to Manchester, where the story of Joy Division and Factory Records has left a profound mark on the city. Examines his life, his work, his relationships and the cultural environment in which he lived and died.
About the Author
Mick Middles was the first journalist to interview Joy Division for the music press and formed a close association with the band that continues to this day. Lindsay Reade was a founder member of Factory Records as well as being fonder Tony Wilson's first wife. Their relationship formed the basis of the first half of the Factory based film 24 Hour Party People.