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- Posted on Aug 11th 2007 12:00PM by Mike Spinella
Legendary Manchester manager and Factory records co-founder Tony Wilson passed away Friday from a heart attack, following a battle with kidney cancer. He was 57.
Wilson was an influential part of Manchester music scene, signing the Happy Mondays, as well as managing bands like Joy Division and New Order, among others. His forward thinking and brazen antics served as a catalyst to a cultural revolution, and his club, the Hacienda, became a prominent figure in rave culture. Wilson's life was the subject of the 2002 film, '24 Hour Party People.'
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