Hadar Goldman has bought the house for £190k and will turn it into a museum
Adam Rosario

16:07 21st May 2015

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Ian Curtis' former home has been purchased by a Joy Division fan and will now become a museum in tribute to the frontman and his band.

Earlier this year, there were reports of Joy Division fans were hoping to raise £115,000 to purchase the house when it was put on the market by it's owners in February. 77 Barton Street, Macclesfield was the last residence of Ian Curtis before he took his own life on May 18th 1980. Now musician and entrepreneur Hadar Goldman, 48, has completed his purchase of the property at the initial asking price of £115,000 but has agreed to pay £75,000 in compensation and legal fees. 

Goldman said: 'Although I paid £190,000 - nearly double the asking price - I felt as if I had to get involved, especially after hearing the plight of the fans who had failed to raise the necessary funds to buy the house owned and lived in by one of the musical heroes of my youth. Joy Division left a musical legacy which has influenced many of today's bands.' He went on to say 'This is not just about the history and the past. The Joy Division legacy deserves to be taken into the 21st Century to raise awareness into one of the most seminal bands in the history of contemporary music.'

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This week marks 35 years since Ian Curtis took his own life. Earlier this week Peter Hook & The Light performed the entire works of Joy Division at the stunning Macclesfied Christ Church, an emotional and fitting tribute to the late Ian Curtis. The set drew from their entire back-catalogue, including their two LPs Unknown Pleasures and Closer, as well as the posthumous release Still which was made up of unfinished demos and rarities in 1981

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