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Tony Wilson Honoured With Posthumous Freedom Of Manchester

Tony Wilson Honoured With Posthumous Freedom Of Manchester

Tony Wilson, broadcaster and boss of the legendary Factory Records, has been posthumously honoured by the city of Manchester.

Councillors granted Wilson, who died in 2007, the freedom of Manchester and awarded him the Roll of Honour.

According to NME.COM, the label boss' name will now be engraved on Manchester Town Hall, next to that of Manchester United manager Alex Ferguson.

Factory Records released ground-breaking records by the likes of Joy Division, New Order, Happy Mondays and The Durutti Column throughout its brief history.

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