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The Durutti Column

Nom de guerre for gifted Manchester guitarist Vini Reilly (born August ?, 1953), usually accompanied by the talents of drummer Bruce Mitchell. Forever to be associated with Factory Records and its mercurial boss, Tony Wilson (also their manager for many years), their style encompasses elements of jazz, folk, classical music and rock, always underpinned by the distinctive and idiosyncratic sound of Vini's guitar playing.