Ian Curtis

1956 - 1980

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Ian Kevin Curtis (15 July 1956 – 18 May 1980) was an English singer-songwriter and musician. He was the lead singer and lyricist of the post-punk band Joy Division and recorded two albums with the group: Unknown Pleasures (1979) and Closer (1980). Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Ian Curtis has received more than 5,742,799 page views. His biography is available in 44 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 43 in 2019). Ian Curtis is the 199th most popular musician (up from 206th in 2019), the 793rd most popular biography from United Kingdom (up from 801st in 2019) and the 46th most popular British Musician.

Ian Curtis is most famous for being the lead singer of the band Joy Division.

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Among musicians, Ian Curtis ranks 199 out of 2,675Before him are Dr. Alban, Kitarō, Caetano Veloso, Ian Paice, Stéphane Grappelli, and Dinu Lipatti. After him are Keith Moon, Joe Jackson, Joe Satriani, Toots Thielemans, Clara Haskil, and György Cziffra.

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Among people born in 1956, Ian Curtis ranks 30Before him are William Fichtner, Dalia Grybauskaitė, Martina Navratilova, Chris Isaak, Geena Davis, and Danny Boyle. After him are Joe Satriani, Eric Roberts, Maria Teresa, Grand Duchess of Luxembourg, Anthony Bourdain, Leslie Cheung, and Steve Harris. Among people deceased in 1980, Ian Curtis ranks 47Before him are Fritz Strassmann, Vinicius de Moraes, Lewis Milestone, Gustav Wagner, William Howard Stein, and Mae West. After him are Stanisława Walasiewicz, John Hasbrouck Van Vleck, Walter Dornberger, Philipp, Landgrave of Hesse, Robert Whittaker, and Mario Bava.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Ian Curtis ranks 793 out of 6,924Before him are P. D. James (1920), Rosamunde Pilcher (1924), Honor Blackman (1925), Henry Tingle Wilde (1872), Danny Boyle (1956), and Thomas Mun (1571). After him are Tilda Swinton (1960), Tom Hardy (1977), Patrick Blackett (1897), David McCallum (1933), David Cameron (1966), and Keith Moon (1946).

Among MUSICIANS In United Kingdom

Among musicians born in United Kingdom, Ian Curtis ranks 46Before him are Roger Glover (1945), John Paul Jones (1946), John Cale (1942), Bill Wyman (1936), Pete Townshend (1945), and Ian Paice (1948). After him are Keith Moon (1946), Brian Eno (1948), Ronnie Wood (1947), Slash (1965), Ginger Baker (1939), and Steve Harris (1956).