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Ian Curtis’ home to become Joy Division museum after wealthy fan buys property

May 22,2015

Ian Curtis' home to become Joy Division museum after wealthy fan buys propertyThere are fans, and there are fans. A wealthy Joy Division fan has purchased the former home of Joy Division frontman Ian Curtis and will turned it into a museum dedicated to the late singer. The house, which was used as a location in the 2007 Anton Corbijn-directed film “Control”, changed owner after Hadar Goldman, 48, paid the asking price of £115,000, plus £75,000 in compensation and legal fees.

Earlier this year Joy Division fans campaigned to raise £115,000 for the two-bedroom property at 77 Barton Street, Macclesfield, but failed to reach their goal.

More news as more details about the museum will be revealed.

Ian Kevin Curtis (15 July 1956 – 18 May 1980) was an English musician and singer-songwriter. He is best known as the lead singer and lyricist of the post-punk band Joy Division.



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