Thursday, July 10, 2008
William S. Burroughs Meets Joy Division
(Joy Division , with Ian Curtis , second from right . Click on the picture to learn more about the band.)
Writer Jon Savage has an interesting article on the literary influences of the late Ian Curtis (1956-1980), the creative force behind the legendary band Joy Division at the Guardian . Among Curtis' heroes (which included J.G. Ballard and Philip K. Dick ) was William S. Burroughs and the two actually got to meet. Very briefly.
(William S. Burroughs .)
The whole sad tale is recounted here . Curtis died in 1980 and his life was recently the focus of a very good film, Control , released last year, that may interest people. -Ed