Tony Wilson, charismatic dilettante, opinionated, supremely confident, a brain the size of a planet. There was Joy Division/New Order, the Hacienda club, Factory Records, an international music seminar and two globally acclaimed films all part of a scene he helped create. But it was his Catholic boy sense of community, celebrating the uniqueness of where you come from and emphasising individuality, passion and staying plugged into the real world that truly inspired. He sneered at people who made it then moved to London, as if they had burgled their parents house before moving away. His bold assertion was that, “The Beatles betrayed Liverpool by not investing their money in the City that made them. In Manchester we do things differently and we don’t need those Cunts in London.”
Tony Wilson Hacienda story
Tony Wilson tells the story of the Hacienda over a Hacienda mix with introductory poem, St. Anthony by Mike Garry.
St. Anthony by Mike Garry
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Tony Wilson blog posts:
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The two hour tribute to Tony was hurriedly put together in less than two weeks in November/ December 2007. It ...Read More
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