40 years ago today, as the band were preparing for their first North American tour, the death occurred of the Joy Division frontman Ian Curtis.

This week, his life is being celebrated through a number of different online projects. For RTÉ Arena, Vinny May of Kodaline, Neil Murray, co-director of the Abbey Theatre and Prof. Eoin Devereux remember Curtis and his music - listen above.

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