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.