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Sunday, 12 December 2021

Tony Wilson Mr. Manchester Mural

A striking mural depicting Factory Records founder Tony Wilson has appeared in south Manchester.

The artwork has been painted on the side of the Mensroom Barbershop, in Withington village

Wilson was behind some of Manchester's most successful bands. He was one of the five co-founders of Factory Records and the founder and manager of the Haçienda nightclub. Wilson was known as "Mr Manchester",[1][2] dubbed as such for his work in promoting the culture of Manchester throughout his career.

Wilson was the manager of many bands, including A Certain Ratio and the Durutti Column, and was part owner and manager of Factory Records, home of Happy Mondays, Joy Division and New Order – the band managed by friend and business partner Rob Gretton. He also founded and managed the Haçienda nightclub and Dry Bar, together forming a central part of the music and cultural scene of Manchester.[citation needed] The scene was termed "Madchester" in the late 1980s and early 1990s.


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