Anthony (Tony) Wilson (* 20. February 1950) is British music a manager, a night club operator and a TV journalist, who was a crucial factor in the development of the music scene of Manchester starting from the center of the 70's.
After it in June 1976 the Sex Pistols in the Lesser Free trade resound in Manchester had seen, it invited the volume into its show “in such a way It Goes “on the local transmitter Granada TV . Later Wilson created the label Factory record, which became short thereafter owing to artists such as Joy division and a producer Martin Hannett a driving Kraft in the development of post office Punk and new Wave. It about at the same time opened the night club Fac 51 Haçienda, the ends of the 80's/at the beginning of the 90's for the Epizentrum of the Rave and the Madchester - scene became.
The Haçienda was closed end of the 90's due to a drug problem turned out from control. Factory record announced bankruptcy about at the same time. Wilson made neither with its label nor with the night club a fortune. The fact is legendary the fact that Factory record due to the aufwändigen Cover Design of the Blue Monday - made single of new order with each sold copy for instance £0,20 loss, although the single the usually-sold in 12 " - format until 1988 became.
Tony Wilson is meanwhile (2005) again active as a TV-journalist with Granada TV.
|NAME||Wilson, Anthony (Tony)|
|SHORT DESCRIPTION||of British music manager, night club operator and TV journalist|
|DATE OF BIRTH||20. February 1950|
|PLACE OF BIRTH|