Fans Can Bid On a Childhood Poem Written by Joy Division’s Ian Curtis
Joy Division's lead singer Ian Curtis is probably one of the most influential songwriters, ever. Lucky for die-hard fans, a handwritten poem that the musician had written while in school in the late 1960s is currently up for auction -- you can place your bid here. At the time of this writing, the starting bid is at 1,000 pounds (roughly 1,600 U.S. dollars).
The writing, which was taken from a compilation book of poems titled 'Our Book of Epitaphs' from Curtis' class, reads, “An Epitaph for an Electrian (sic), Here lies Fred the electrian (sic), who went on a very fateful mission, he got a shock when tampering with a fuse, which went from his head right down to his shoes, by I. Curtis.” The singer-songwriter also illustrated both a man and a tombstone above the poem.
Watch Joy Division's video for 'Love Will Tear Us Apart' below. The song appeared on the band's 1980 album, 'Closer,' which was released right before Curtis tragically committed suicide.