Tony Wilson tribute site set up

The Factory Records founder is remembered

A site has been set up collecting tributes to Tony Wilson, who died earlier this month (August 10).

The site features contributions from the likes of New Order, Elbow’s Guy Garvey and U2 manager Paul McGuiness.

Wilson, co-founder of Factory Records, died of a heart attack brought on by cancer on August 10 at the age of 57. His funeral took place on August 20.


Wilson is best known for signing legendary bands including Joy Division and New Order to his label, and as owner of the Hacienda nightclub in Manchester.

He played a key role in the Madchester scene of the late 1980s and early 1990s, signing Happy Mondays.


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