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  • On tour in Amsterdam in 1979, Ian Curtis met one of his heroes, William S. Burroughs, who was reading from his latest book. Curtis tried to convince Burroughs to give him a free copy. According to Peter Hook, Burroughs replied, "Fuck off, kid!"
  • Supposedly, how did Joy Division get on Factory Records? Ian sent a note to Tony Wilson with the words "Joy Division, you cunt".
  • After the band's cover of the Velvet Underground's "Sister Ray" on Still, Ian Curtis jokes that the audience should hear their version of "Louie, Louie".
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  • Someone once posted on the band's reddit of a photo of Ian at his old work place of a party he attended. Where he was smiling. Ian Curtis smiling.


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