Factory Records Founder Succumbs To Cancer
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From the BBC:
Anthony Wilson, the music mogul behind some of Manchester's most successful bands, has died of cancer.
The Salford-born entrepreneur, who founded Factory records, the label behind New Order and the Happy Mondays, was diagnosed last year.
The 57-year-old, also famous for setting up the Hacienda nightclub, underwent emergency surgery in January to remove a kidney.
He passed away on Friday evening in hospital.
Let's not forget that Wilson was the memorable subject of 2002's masterful 24 Hour Party People and that Factory Records was also home to a little band called Joy Division. Wilson is arguably responsible for much of modern music. Without him, there is no rave culture or goth culture or anything like that. This is monumentally sad.
Read more about Wilson here.