Joy Division

2nd November 1979: Winter Gardens, Bournemouth
On tour with the Buzzcocks

Thanks to Neil for the scan.

Songs performed:
01. I Remember Nothing
02. Love Will Tear Us Apart
03. Interzone
04. Colony
05. Insight
06. These Days
07. Digital
08. Transmission
09. Atrocity Exhibition.

Appx. duration: 40 mins. Sound quality: 8+/9
This concert appeared on the following bootlegs:

Winter Gardens 2CD

Dante's Inferno LP

Bournemouth LP
(this issue does not feature all nine tracks)

Let The Movie Begin CD (one track)

The Marble Index CD (one track)

Closer To The Unknown Treasures LP (one track)

 Alternate Unknown Pleasures LP (one track)

Ticket stub
Thanks to
Neil Woodvine for the scan.

Grymm was at the concert: "I went to the Bournemouth Winter Gardens (and the High Wycombe) Gig.

My memories of the Bournemouth gig are not happy ones,it all started well with Ian proforming well and doing his usual 'plugged into the mains' dance but as the show progressed Ians singing became increasingly incoherent, with periods that he was staring glazed and very pale into middle distance.

Then towards the end during another frenzied dance he keeled over backwards into the drum kit and was carried off.........end of show!." 

Thanks to Neil for the scan.


Ian Curtis had indeed been taken ill and approximately 90 minutes after the end of their performance an ambulance arrived for him. Mark Woodley has transcribed the following from an unofficial tape of the Buzzcocks performance:

The Buzzcocks finish their final encore with the trashing of guitars, etc, the waves of howling feedback are suddenly killed as a very worried Pete Shelley returns to the mic ...

"Right, hang on, an important announcement, right, whatever you do don't block the entrance 'cos the singer of Joy Divisionís just come down seriously ill and an ambulance is coming round for him, right, so if you block the entrance outside everybodys gonna be (he breaks off to shout at a heckler). Right, I'm telling you don't block the entrance going backstage 'cos an ambulance is coming for him. Right, thank you."