Tony Wilson & Me

anthony-h-wilsonTony 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:

Happy Birthday Tony!

Tony Wilson 66

It'll be Nine years soon since Anthony H Wilson passed away , so on his this his 66th birthday I'd ...
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Tony Wilson, Canonised Yes – A Brand No

Eight years after his death I'm happy that the late Tony Wilson is still very much a spiritual presence in ...
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NWA Listen Again 22nd February 2015 (Tony Wilson Special)

Listen again to #NWA show from last night - Tony Wilson special. Terry Christian's NWA on Imagine FM Sunday 15th ...
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Anthony H Wilson O.A.P

Once again it seems the British media are quiet about anniversaries and remembering the cultural colossus that was Anthony H ...
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Tony Wilson – Mr Funchester

So here we are at the 7th anniversary of Tony Wilson's death and in the pipeline in the next year ...
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NWA Sunday 11th August 2013 Tony Wilson Special

The two hour tribute to Tony was hurriedly put together in less than  two weeks in November/ December 2007. It ...
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Six Years Gone But Not Forgotten – Tony Wilson

It may seem overly sentimental that every year I remember Tony both on his birthday and particularly on the anniversary ...
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OUR TONY – 63 TODAY AND STILL MISSED

Tony Wilson, charismatic dilettante, opinionated, supremely confident, a brain the size of a planet. There was Joy Division/New Order, the ...
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Tony Wilson Tribute

Here is a 2 part tribute to the late, great Tony Wilson ...
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