Tuesday 22 August 2017

Wilson in new biography edition

Tony Wilson was associated with Shaun Ryder's Happy Mondays
Tony Wilson was associated with Shaun Ryder's Happy Mondays

Tony Wilson, the impresario who signed Joy Division and the Happy Mondays, has made the latest edition of the Oxford Dictionary Of National Biography.

He joins the likes of Magnus Magnusson, the face of Mastermind, and controversial Mancunian comedian Bernard Manning in the weighty tome published on Thursday.

Music mogul Tony was behind some of Britain's most successful bands.

The Salford-born entrepreneur founded Factory records, the label behind New Order and Shaun Ryder's Happy Mondays.

He is among 216 men and women who died in 2007 who are entered in the book.

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