I'm sure a better fan could describe Joy Division better than me, after all, Love Will Tear Us Apart is
about the only song I've ever listened to by them. Originally called Warsaw, Joy Division quickly went from punk to pioneer the post-punk movement of the 1970s. As the band became increasingly popular, lead singer Ian Curtis' life began to dissolve: his marriage fell apart and he was diagnosed with epilepsy: he found it increasingly difficult to perform at live concerts.
Finally, on the eve of Joy Division's American tour in May 1980, Curtis committed suicide.
The remaining members of Joy Division then formed the band New Order and became a mainstay of the 80s and the 90s:
And here for your watching...erm...pleasure is the 2007 film Control, a biopic of Ian Curtis and Joy Division: