77 BARTON STREET
Curtis - 15 July 1956 -18th May 1980
Barton Street, Macclesfield was the martial home of Ian Curtis,
troubled genius and frontman of Joy Division.
He lived with his wife Debbie whom he met at school and they married
In 1979 they had a daughter, Natalie.
Ian was having an affair with a Belgian journalist Anik Honoré who
he met when she interviewed the band. His failing marraige, hectic work
schedule and bouts of epilepsy, for which he was taking a lot of prescribed
medication, led him to take his own life by hanging himself in his
kitchen at No.77 in the early hours of 18th May 1980, the day before
Joy Divison were due to embark upon a two week tour of the United States.
if you could just see the Beauty
These things I could never describe
These pleasures a wayward distraction
This is my one lucky prize.
- Joy Division