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RIP Tony Wilson
Tony Wilson, founder of groundbreaking independent label Factory Records, has passed away
at the age of 57. Wilson was responsible for bringing Joy Division/New Order to the world's attention, and arguably kickstarted dance/club culture in Manchester by opening the Hacienda nightclub (the first US-style superclub in Britain).
Obituaries at the BBC
, The Guardian
(written by Paul Morley, no less), and Pitchfork
Update: Momus has a tribute to Tony Wilson; he, of course, is full of praise for the great man, and also reveals that "Hairstyle Of The Devil" was about a (bizarre) love triangle involving himself and Peter Saville's ex-girlfriend Nicki Kefalas, who was handling Factory's promotions.
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