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In pictures: Tony Wilson's career

Tony Wilson in 2004

Music industry figure Tony Wilson, who has died at 57, founded Factory Records and Manchester's Hacienda venue.

The Sex Pistols in Atlanta in 1978

He began his career as a TV journalist, once describing a Sex Pistols performance as "nothing short of an epiphany".

A membership card for the Hacienda

Factory's releases had distinctive FAC catalogue numbers. The rule even applied to the Hacienda nightclub - or FAC51.

New Order in 1983

Factory famously lost money on each 12" single of New Order's Blue Monday because the sleeve design cost so much.

Neil Tennant and Bernard Sumner in 1989

New Order's Bernard Summer (right) set up the Electronic side project, collaborating with Pet Shop Boy Neil Tennant (left).

The Happy Mondays with Kirsty MacColl in 1989

Also in 1989, the Happy Mondays had their first Top 40 hit, teaming up with the late Kirsty MacColl on Hallelujah.

Steve Coogan in 24-Hour Party People

Wilson's life and Manchester's music were the basis for a film, 24-Hour Party People, which was released in 2002.

Steve Coogan and Tony Wilson in 2002

Steve Coogan (left) took the lead role, playing Tony Wilson in the film, which celebrated the independent music scene.

Bernard Sumner, Sam Riley, Stephen Morris and Peter Hook in 2007

Joy Division were among Factory's first acts. This year Sam Riley (second left) played late singer Ian Curtis in film Control.

Yvette Livesey and Tony Wilson

Wilson was living with ex-model Yvette Livesey, with whom he founded Manchester's In the City conference, before he died.






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