Mourning Happy Mondays Founder Tony Wilson

Tony Wilson (57), died on Friday 12th August. He leaves behind a generation inspired by his musical tastes and dedication to madchester.

Wilson was a founder of Factory Records in the late 1970s, the label behind Joy Division, New Order and The Happy Mondays and he set up the Hacienda, in 1982 – centre of the madchester scene.

The story of Tony Wilson, the man, and the music was documented in the 2002 film, 24 Hour Party People, where Wilson’s character was played by comedian Steve Coogan. The film portrays the genius of Tony Wilson who has inspired generations of music makers (and mischief makers) putting Manchester’s music scene firmly on the map.

Read more about the man who founded the Happy Mondays here

Tony RIP – you will be sadly missed.

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