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Posted 15th Sep 2020
Manchester 1976: Cambridge educated Tony Wilson, a Granada TV presenter, is at a Sex Pistols gig. Totally inspired by this pivotal moment in music history, he and his friends set up a record label, Factory Records, and proceed to sign a number of bands destined to be some of the most influential artists of their time. First, Joy Division, who go on to become New Order; then come the Happy Mondays. What ensues is a blackly comic tale of music, sex, drugs, larger-than-life characters, and the birth of one of the most famous dance clubs in the world, The Haçienda. Told through the eyes of one man who was there throughout, 24 HOUR PARTY PEOPLE graphically documents the vibrancy that made “Mad-chester” the place to be.