Sunday, August 12, 2007

RIP Tony Wilson: 1950 - 2007

Tony Wilson, co-founder of Factory Records, has died at the age of 57.
Born Anthony H. Wilson on February 20, 1950 in Salford, England, he went on to become a renowned broadcast journalist, band manager, record label executive and night club owner. As the Factory Records boss, he was responsible for signing legendary bands including Joy Division and New Order to his label. Also, as owner of the renowned Hacienda nightclub in Manchester, he played a key role in the Madchester scene of the late 1980s and early 1990s that mixed indie rock and dance music and included artists such as Happy Mondays and The Stone Roses. Read more and watch the photo album created for a celebration of his amazing life: featuring Joy Division, Happy Mondays, the Hacienda club and Alan Partridge at the

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