RIP Tony Wilson

BBC: “Anthony Wilson, the music mogul behind some of Manchester’s most successful bands, has died of cancer. The Salford-born entrepreneur, who founded Factory records, the label behind New Order and the Happy Mondays, was diagnosed last year.”

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  1. A big loss for the city of Manchester. The forthcoming biopic of Ian Curtis of Joy Division ‘Closer’ will give you a sense of his importance to modern British music. Watch Micahel Winterbottom’s ’24 Hour Party People’ for the lowdown on this great man.

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