2nd November 1979: Winter Gardens, Bournemouth
On tour with the Buzzcocks
Thanks to Neil for
01. I Remember Nothing
02. Love Will Tear Us Apart
06. These Days
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
(this issue does not feature all nine tracks)
Let The Movie Begin CD (one track)
The Marble Index CD (one
Closer To The Unknown
Treasures LP (one track)
Unknown Pleasures LP (one track)
Thanks to Neil Woodvine for the scan.
Grymm was at the concert: "I went to
the Bournemouth Winter Gardens (and the High
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
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
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."