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24 Hour R.I.People

When visiting friends and I ask where the nearest graveyard is, I’m still surprised when they look at me like I’m nuts. Sometimes I forget that not everyone understands my interest in cemeteries and some of my friends don’t know that I visit them for fun (meant in the most respectful way possible). 707 more words


Haçienda founder and Factory Records guru Tony Wilson would have been 68 today…

It’s not often that you see Happy Mondays’ frontman Shaun Ryder get all emotional, but then again, Tony Wilson had that effect on people.

Today, 20 February, marks what would have been the Factory Records founder’s 68th birthday. 142 more words


Featured Movie - 24 Hour Party People

It’s a pity you didn’t sign the Smiths. But you were right about Mick Hucknall. His music’s rubbish. And he’s a ginger.
—God, to Tony Wilson…
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My belated tribute to former Factory Records boss Tony Wilson who passed away 10 years ago last August and the 30th anniversary of The Happy Mondays debut album…
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* A 17 year old music enthusiast, Luke Mitchell, has put together a fanzine about cult Manchester band The Durutti Column, and like the bands first LP, it comes in a handmade sandpaper sleeve. 298 more words

"24 Hour Party People"

24 Hour Party People (Pathe, UK/United Artists, U.S., 2002)

This biopic tells the story of Manchester (England) TV and music impresario Tony Wilson (played by Steve Coogan). 109 more words