Tony Wilson

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Engels comes of age: the socialist who wanted a joyous life for everyone
Two centuries after his birth, Karl Marx’s ‘second fiddle’ is at last being recognised as the visionary he was, writes his biographer

Tristram Hunt

08, Nov, 2020 @6:30 AM

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'You've been smoking too much!': the chaos of Tony Wilson's digital music revolution
The Factory impresario’s company Music33 sold individual songs as MP3s three years before Apple. But with a baffling interface and dial-up connections he was doomed

Dave Simpson

10, Aug, 2020 @9:45 AM

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Pop quiz: from funeral songs to Fleetwood Mac – do you know this week in music history?
We’re talking loved ones, Led pollution and new livers – test your knowledge

Michael Hann

12, Aug, 2016 @12:19 PM

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New Order: ‘There’s no point in just staying together for the kids’
Manchester’s synth-pop veterans are back with a new album, a new lineup and a newfound joy in the electronic sound they made their own with 1989’s era-defining Technique

Miranda Sawyer

27, Sep, 2015 @8:30 AM

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Happy Mondays' Rowetta on Tony Wilson: 'He made you love Manchester'
As the single St Anthony: An ode to Anthony H Wilson, a celebration of the late legend debuts, the Happy Mondays’ Rowetta Idah, New Order’s Bernard Sumner and more remember the Factory Records pioneer

Guardian music

10, Aug, 2015 @2:07 PM

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A Factory Night review – 'Section 25: the best new/old band in Britain?'

Former Factory acts Crispy Ambulance and Minny Pops are reformed and re-energised, while Bethany Cassidy gives the family group a brilliant makeover, writes Dave Simpson

Dave Simpson

21, Apr, 2014 @2:29 PM

The 10 best Mancunians – on pictures

As the city prepares for its international festival, we celebrate the people who put the great into Greater Manchester

Luke Bainbridge

22, Jun, 2013 @3:00 PM

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Trailer Trash
Jason Solomons: Madchester inches towards the West End, Ken Loach demonstrates the wonder of socialism, and Kathryn Bigelow can't tell one London bus from another

Jason Solomons

20, Jan, 2013 @12:04 AM

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Are Britain's bands overexposed in a YouTube universe?
Wu Lyf among growing number of UK rock acts unable to bear intense pressure of social media scrutiny

Luke Bainbridge

02, Dec, 2012 @12:54 AM

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New Order: a marvellously unexpected rebirth
Bernard Sumner and Gillian Gilbert reflect on Joy Division, Peter Hook and 30 years of chaos

Dorian Lynskey

06, Sep, 2012 @4:10 PM

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How we made: Ben Kelly and Peter Hook on the Haçienda club
‘We even had an inflatable pool in there one night – and it burst’

Interviews by Dave Simpson

02, Jul, 2012 @11:51 PM

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Cornerhouse and Library Theatre Company in £25m arts merger
Contemporary arts venue for Manchester under construction and due to open in 2014 opposite former Hacienda club

Helen Nugent and Helen Carter

01, May, 2012 @11:30 AM

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