This Date in History: Instant Myth

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Ian Curtis of [lastfm]Joy Division[/lastfm] hanged himself on May 18, 1980. British music critic Simon Reynolds said Curtis’ suicide “made for instant myth.” The members of [lastfm]Joy Division[/lastfm] made a pact long before the death of Ian Curtis that if any of them were to leave the band, they would change their name.

The remaining members of [lastfm]Joy Division[/lastfm] became [lastfm]New Order[/lastfm].

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