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The Hacienda nightclub named one of England's most important sites

-The Hacienda, a club in Manchester that got it's start in the 1980s, owned by New Order and Factory Records, is highly responsible for the birth of UK rave culture
-The club had a ton of financial issues, with New Order's pay financing the place - they lost £18 million over the years
-The club was also riddled with drug problems and violence, and finally shut down for good in 1997
-Peter Hook of New Order wrote a book called The Hacienda: How Not To Run A Club, entailing the whole experience
-The Hacienda is also the subject of the 2002 movie 24 Hour Party People, starring Steve Coogan

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