17 June 2008
A Factory Night donation In Memory Tony Wilson 
A Factory Night (Once Again) at Plan K in Brussels on 15 December 2007 made a profit of 2025 EUR (including the money raised from the sale of Kevin Hewick's singles).

As announced, the proceeds have been donated last week to the "Fondation Contre le Cancer" with the dedication "In memory of Tony Wilson".

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The Names

Post punk cult band The Names emerged in the winter of 1977-1978 as The Passengers, gathering immediate attention on the local Brussels scene. In 1979, after a series of successful gigs and a crucial step forward opening for Magazine, they recorded their first E.P. ("Spectators Of Life") and attracted the interest of prominent label Factory Records in Manchester.

Their first British studio session (at Stockport's Strawberry Studio) produced the single "Nightshift" / "I Wish I Could Speak Your Language (Fac 29). Receiving enthusiastic reviews in the UK and abroad, it marked the start of a long and fruitful collaboration with producer Martin Hannett. The album "Swimming" followed as well as more singles, including "Calcutta" and "The Astronaut".

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