1979

Overview . Events . Releases . Sessions

Major Releases

Feb 6: The Cure re-release "Killing An Arab" on Fiction records.

Mar 23: Siouxsie & the Banshees release "The Staircase (Mystery)"

May 10: The Cure release their debut album, "Three Imaginary Boys"

Jun 14: Joy Division release their first album, "Unknown Pleasures"

Jun 23: The Cure release "Boys Don't Cry"

Jun 30: Siouxsie & the Banshees release "Playground Twist" (and "Mittageisen" in Germany)

Aug 29: Modern English release their debut single, "Drowning Man"

Aug 31: Siouxsie & the Banshees release "Join Hands", their second LP.

Sep 24: Bauhaus release "Bela Lugosi's Dead" on Small Wonder records

Oct 26: The Cure release "Jumping Someone Else's Train"

Oct 26: Killing Joke release their debut EP, featuring "Are you receiving?", "Turn to Red" and "Nervous System" on Malicious Damage records.

Nov 10: The Lemon Kittens release a 7-track 7" EP "Spoonfed & Writhing"

Nov 17: Joy Division release "Transmission" on Factory Records

Dec 26: Joy Division feature on the Earcom 2 compilation from Fast records with "Auto Suggestion" and "From Safety to Where?"