Remembering Tony Wilson
June 21, 2008 1:46 PM Subscribe
The late, great Tony Wilson
posted by MrMerlot (16 comments total)
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is being honoured today with a 24-hour long "intelligent" conversation in Manchester, England. Wilson was a musical Svengali par excellence. He co-founded Factory Records
, helped discover both Joy Division
and the Happy Mondays
and has been credited with reviving the city
that was cradle to the industrial revolution.
The Tony Wilson Experience
is a 24-hour long conversation being held today at Urbis in Manchester. It celebrates the life and work of Tony Wilson
, who would have been 58 today, had he not died of cancer in August 2007. Speakers today include Peter Hook, Irvine Welsh, Paul Morley, Alan McGhee and Steve Coogan (who played Wilson in the movie adaptation 24-hour Party People).