Monday, August 13, 2007

Tony Wilson R.I.P.


Tony Wilson interview in Hulme, Manchester

Tony Wilson, the founder of Manchester's legendary Factory Records, which gave the world such influential acts as Joy Division and New Order, has died at the age of 57 due to complications arising from kidney cancer. Incidentally, Finnish TV4 showed a while ago Michael Winterbottom's amusing film 24 Hour Party People (2002), a semi-documentary dramatization of Manchester scene in 1977-1997 where among all, played by Steve Coogan, Tony Wilson meets God (who is no one else than Tony Wilson, naturally).

Tony Wilson remembered:

  • by BBC News
  • by Momus
  • by Paul Morley
  • by Simon Reynolds
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