Music industry figure Tony Wilson, who has died at 57, founded Factory Records and Manchester's Hacienda venue.
He began his career as a TV journalist, once describing a Sex Pistols performance as "nothing short of an epiphany".
Factory's releases had distinctive FAC catalogue numbers. The rule even applied to the Hacienda nightclub - or FAC51.
Factory famously lost money on each 12" single of New Order's Blue Monday because the sleeve design cost so much.
New Order's Bernard Summer (right) set up the Electronic side project, collaborating with Pet Shop Boy Neil Tennant (left).
Also in 1989, the Happy Mondays had their first Top 40 hit, teaming up with the late Kirsty MacColl on Hallelujah.
Wilson's life and Manchester's music were the basis for a film, 24-Hour Party People, which was released in 2002.
Steve Coogan (left) took the lead role, playing Tony Wilson in the film, which celebrated the independent music scene.
Joy Division were among Factory's first acts. This year Sam Riley (second left) played late singer Ian Curtis in film Control.
Wilson was living with ex-model Yvette Livesey, with whom he founded Manchester's In the City conference, before he died.