“nothing short of an epiphany”

The determinedly iconoclastic Anthony Wilson 1950-2007, founder of both Factory Records and the Hacienda Club – the former being home to Joy Division – and someone who will always be, for a certain generation, Mr Madchester, has died of a heart attack whilst battling cancer. As the Guardian reports he began as a reporter, and worked on World in Action, before moving into music and other fields. RIP Tony. More On Mr Manchester at Will’s blog