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« Reply #60 on: July 26, 2009, 03:10:51 am »

Rob Gretton

Rob Gretton (January 15, 1953 - May 15, 1999) was best known as the manager of the post punk bands Joy Division and New Order. He was also a partner in Factory Records, proprietor of the Rob's Records label and a co-founder along with Tony Wilson of The Haçienda nightclub in Manchester, England.

Gretton's involvement with the Manchester scene began when he contributed £200 to co-finance Slaughter and the Dogs' first single, the punk classic "Cranked Up Really High". Between 1996 and 1999, he managed his last Manchester fledglings Gabrielles Wish, signing them to his own label, Rob's Records.

Gretton was a loyal supporter of Manchester City F.C..[1]He died in May 1999 at the age of 46 as the result of a heart attack.[2]
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