05 July 2014
Annik Honoré 
We were shocked to hear the very sad news that Annik Honoré, a co-founder of Les Disques du Crépuscule and Factory Benelux has passed away aged 56 following a serious illness.

In a fitting tribute, FBN/Crépuscule's James Nice said she was "was one the warmest, kindest, most generous and honourable people it's been my privilege to know".

Read the full tribute at lesdisquesducrepuscule.com.

See also Didier Zacharie's French language piece at lesoir.be

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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.

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