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1979

January
January 1979: Ian Curtis was diagnosed as epileptic
January 1979: release of
A Factory Sample double 7"
Friday 12 January 1979: concert at Wythenshawe College – Manchester (UK)
Wednesday 31 January 1979: studio session at BBC Studios – London (UK)

February
Saturday 10 February 1979: concert at Coal Miner's Club – Bolton (UK)
Wednesday 14 February 1979: first broadcast on national radio BBC of the four songs recorded on Wednesday 31 January 1979
Friday 16 February 1979: concert at Eric's – Liverpool (UK)
Wednesday 28 February 1979: concert at Playhouse – Nottingham (UK)

March
Thursday 1 March 1979: concert at Hope and Anchor – London (Islington) (UK)
Sunday 4 March 1979 (afternoon): studio session at Eden Studios – London (UK)
Sunday 4 March 1979 (evening): concert at Marquee – London (Soho) (UK)
Tuesday 13 March 1979: concert at Band on the Wall – Manchester (UK)
Wednesday 14 March 1979: concert at Bowdon Vale Youth Club – Altrincham (UK)
Saturday 17 March 1979: concert at University of Kent – Canterbury (UK)
Friday 30 March 1979 (evening): concert at Youth Centre – London (Walthamstow) (UK)
Friday 30 March 1979 (night): studio session at Strawberry Studios – Stockport (UK)
Saturday 31 March 1979: studio session at Strawberry Studios – Stockport (UK)

April
Sunday 1 April 1979: studio session at Strawberry Studios – Stockport (UK)
Monday 2 April 1979: studio session at Strawberry Studios – Stockport (UK)
Tuesday 3 April 1979: studio session at Strawberry Studios – Stockport (UK)
Wednesday 4 April 1979: studio session at Strawberry Studios – Stockport (UK)
Thursday 5 April 1979: studio session at Strawberry Studios – Stockport (UK)
Friday 6 April 1979: studio session at Strawberry Studios – Stockport (UK)
Saturday 7 April 1979: studio session at Strawberry Studios – Stockport (UK)
Sunday 8 April 1979: studio session at Strawberry Studios – Stockport (UK)
Monday 9 April 1979: studio session at Strawberry Studios – Stockport (UK)
Tuesday 10 April 1979: studio session at Strawberry Studios – Stockport (UK)
Wednesday 11 April 1979: studio session at Strawberry Studios – Stockport (UK)
Thursday 12 April 1979: studio session at Strawberry Studios – Stockport (UK)
Friday 13 April 1979: studio session at Strawberry Studios – Stockport (UK)
Monday 16 April 1979: Natalie Curtis was born

May
Thursday 3 May 1979: concert at Eric's – Liverpool (UK)
Friday 11 May 1979: concert at Russel Club – Manchester (UK)
Thursday 17 May 1979: concert at Acklam Hall – London (Kensington) (UK)
Wednesday 23 May 1979: concert at Bowdon Vale Youth Club – Altrincham (UK)

June
Monday 4 June 1979: studio session at Pennine Sound Studios – Oldham (UK)
Thursday 7 June 1979: concert at Fan Club – Leeds (UK)
Saturday 16 June 1979: concert at Odeon – Canterbury (UK)
Sunday 17 June 1979: concert at Royalty Theatre – London (Holborn) (UK)
Friday 22 June 1979: concert at Good Mood – Halifax (UK)
Saturday 23 June 1979: concert at Free Trade Hall – Manchester (UK)
Monday 25 June 1979: concert at Band on the Wall – Manchester (UK)
Thursday 28 June 1979: concert at Russel Club – Manchester (UK)
June 1979: release of
Unknown Pleasures LP

July
Tuesday 3 July 1979: concert at Free Trade Hall – Manchester (UK)
Thursday 5 July 1979: concert at Limit Club – Sheffield (UK)
Wednesday 11 July 1979: concert at Roots Club – Leeds (UK)
Friday 13 July 1979: concert at Russel Club – Manchester (UK)
July 1979: studio session at Central Sound Studios – Manchester (UK)
Friday 20 July 1979: the band performed She's lost control on Granada TV (What's On show)
Friday 27 July 1979: concert at Imperial Hotel – Blackpool (UK)
Saturday 28 July 1979 (afternoon): studio session at Strawberry Studios – Stockport (UK)
Saturday 28 July 1979 (evening): concert at Mayflower Club – Manchester (UK)
Sunday 29 July 1979: studio session at Strawberry Studios – Stockport (UK)
Monday 30 July 1979: studio session at Strawberry Studios – Stockport (UK)
Tuesday 31 July 1979: studio session at Strawberry Studios – Stockport (UK)

August
Wednesday 1 August 1979: studio session at Strawberry Studios – Stockport (UK)
Thursday 2 August 1979 (afternoon): studio session at Strawberry Studios – Stockport (UK)
Thursday 2 August 1979 (evening): concert at Prince of Wales Conference Centre – London (Tottenham) (UK)
Friday 3 August 1979: studio session at Strawberry Studios – Stockport (UK)
Saturday 4 August 1979: studio session at Strawberry Studios – Stockport (UK)
Wednesday 8 August 1979: concert at Romulus – Birmingham (UK)
Saturday 11 August 1979 (afternoon): concert at Eric's – Liverpool (UK)
Saturday 11 August 1979 (evening): concert at Eric's – Liverpool (UK)
Monday 13 August 1979: concert at Nashville Rooms – London (Earls Court) (UK)
Monday 13 August 1979: Annik Honorι met Ian Curtis for the first time at Nashville Rooms – London (Earls Court) (UK)
Friday 24 August 1979: concert at Youth Centre – London (Walthamstow) (UK)
Monday 27 August 1979: concert at Rock & Music Festival – Leigh (UK)
Friday 31 August 1979: concert at Electric Ballroom – London (Camden) (UK)

September
Saturday 1 September 1979: recording of She's lost control and Transmission for BBC2 TV ('Something Else' show)
Saturday 8 September 1979: concert at Queens Hall (Futurama) – Leeds (UK)
Saturday 15 September 1979: broadcast of She's lost control and Transmission on BBC2 TV ('Something Else' show)
Saturday 22 September 1979: concert at Nashville Rooms – London (Earls Court) (UK)
Tuesday 25 September 1979: Ian Curtis bought his Vox Phantom guitar (£120)
Friday 28 September 1979: concert at Russel Club – Manchester (UK)

October
Tuesday 2 October 1979: concert at Mountford Hall (University) – Liverpool (UK)
Wednesday 3 October 1979: concert at University – Leeds (UK)
Thursday 4 October 1979: concert at City Hall – Newcastle upon Tyne (UK)
Friday 5 October 1979: concert at Apollo Theatre – Glasgow (Scotland) (UK)
Saturday 6 October 1979: concert at Odeon – Edinburgh (Scotland) (UK)
Sunday 7 October 1979: concert at Capitol – Aberdeen (Scotland) (UK)
Monday 8 October 1979: concert at Caird Hall – Dundee (Scotland) (UK)
Friday 12 October 1979: concert at Russel Club – Manchester (UK)
Tuesday 16 October 1979: concert at Plan K – Brussels (Belgium)
Thursday 18 October 1979: concert at University – Bangor (UK)
Friday 19 October 1979: concert at Russel Club – Manchester (UK)
Saturday 20 October 1979: concert at University – Loughborough (UK)
Sunday 21 October 1979: concert at Top Rank – Sheffield (UK)
Monday 22 October 1979: concert at Assembly Halls – Derby (UK)
Tuesday 23 October 1979: concert at King George's Hall – Blackburn (UK)
Wednesday 24 October 1979: concert at Odeon – Birmingham (UK)
Thursday 25 October 1979: concert at St. George's Hall – Bradford (UK)
Friday 26 October 1979: concert at Electric Ballroom – London (Camden) (UK)
Saturday 27 October 1979: concert at Apollo Theatre – Manchester (UK)
Sunday 28 October 1979: concert at Apollo Theatre – Manchester (UK)
Monday 29 October 1979: concert at De Montford Hall – Leicester (UK)
Tuesday 30 October 1979: concert at New Theatre – Oxford (UK)
October 1979: release of
Earcom 2: Contradiction 12"
October 1979: studio session at Cargo Studios – Rochdale (UK)

November
Thursday 1 November 1979: concert at Civic Hall – Guildford (UK)
Friday 2 November 1979: concert at Winter Gardens – Bournemouth (UK)
Saturday 3 November 1979: cancelled concert at Sophia Gardens – Cardiff (UK)
Sunday 4 November 1979: concert at Colston Hall – Bristol (UK)
Monday 5 November 1979: concert at Pavilion – Hemel Hempstead (UK)
Wednesday 7 November 1979: concert at Pavilion – West Runton (UK)
Friday 9 November 1979: concert at Rainbow Theatre – London (Finsbury Park) (UK)
Saturday 10 November 1979: concert at Rainbow Theatre – London (Finsbury Park) (UK)
November 1979: studio session at Cargo Studios – Rochdale (UK)
November 1979: release of
Transmission 7"
Monday 26 November 1979: studio session at BBC Studios – London (UK)

December
Friday 7 December 1979: concert at Technical College – Stockport (UK)
Saturday 8 December 1979 (afternoon): concert at Eric's – Liverpool (UK)
Saturday 8 December 1979 (evening): concert at Eric's – Liverpool (UK)
Monday 10 December 1979: first broadcast on national radio BBC of the four songs recorded on Monday 26 November 1979
Tuesday 18 December 1979: concert at Bains-Douches – Paris (France)
Unknown date: cancelled concert at Clones Bar – Plymouth (UK)
Monday 31 December 1979: concert at Piccadilly Gardens – Manchester (UK)