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Ian Curtis

1956 - 1980

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Ian Kevin Curtis (15 July 1956 – 18 May 1980) was an English musician, singer, and songwriter. He was best known as the lead singer, guitarist, and lyricist of the post-punk band Joy Division, with whom he released the albums Unknown Pleasures (1979) and Closer (1980). Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Ian Curtis has received more than 6,318,404 page views. His biography is available in 46 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 44 in 2019). Ian Curtis is the 254th most popular musician (down from 199th in 2019), the 970th most popular biography from United Kingdom (down from 793rd in 2019) and the 58th 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 254 out of 2,662Before him are Henryk Szeryng, Joe Zawinul, Slash, Lars Ulrich, Paul Wittgenstein, and Wanda Landowska. After him are Sonny Rollins, Art Blakey, Arthur Nikisch, John Zorn, Fats Domino, and Friedrich Gulda.

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Among people born in 1956, Ian Curtis ranks 44Before him are William Fichtner, Amado Carrillo Fuentes, Bob Saget, Steve Harris, Eric Roberts, and David Caruso. After him are Bakir Izetbegović, Zbigniew Boniek, Jost Gippert, Anthony Bourdain, Guido van Rossum, and Ravi Shankar. Among people deceased in 1980, Ian Curtis ranks 54Before him are John Hasbrouck Van Vleck, Gustav Wagner, Walter Dornberger, Robert Whittaker, Mario Bava, and Fabian von Schlabrendorff. After him are V. V. Giri, Stanisława Walasiewicz, Philipp, Landgrave of Hesse, Heinz Linge, Winifred Wagner, and Raoul Walsh.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Ian Curtis ranks 970 out of 7,765Before him are Robbie Williams (1974), John Pople (1925), Edward Kelley (1555), Harold Lowe (1882), John Dunstaple (1390), and Slash (1965). After him are Herbert C. Brown (1912), James Anderson (1680), Denholm Elliott (1922), Flinders Petrie (1853), Princess Hélène of Orléans (1871), and Isabel Neville, Duchess of Clarence (1451).

Among MUSICIANS In United Kingdom

Among musicians born in United Kingdom, Ian Curtis ranks 58Before him are John Mayall (1933), Keith Moon (1946), John McLaughlin (1942), Steve Harris (1956), Karl Jenkins (1944), and Slash (1965). After him are Cozy Powell (1947), Roger Daltrey (1944), Alan Parsons (1948), PJ Harvey (1969), Rick Astley (1966), and Ian Anderson (1947).