"The Way They Were"
[Vimeo] Punk and New Wave 1976 - 1978. Channel 4 UK programme first broadcast circa 1984 / 1985-ish. Hosted by the late Tony Wilson, it's a compilation of performances by bands taken from his previous TV shows in the late 70's, such as So It Goes. [more inside]
The Way They Were
(SLYT... 1:07:45 'The tape fails there!')... an old Granada / Channel 4 program that was a compilation of Tony Wilson's So It Goes
a show that featured performances from some of the best British Punk and New Wave bands of the time.
The late Tony Wilson’s headstone, as designed by Peter Saville.
“Factory Records founder Anthony H. Wilson died in August 2007 [MeFi previously
]. Just over three years later, a memorial headstone – designed collaboratively by Wilson’s long-term associates Peter Saville and Ben Kelly, with Paul Barnes and Matt Robertson – was unveiled in the Southern Cemetery in Chorlton-Cum-Hardy, Manchester.” A 2001
-like Modernist monolith for a scion of Manchester, the “Original Modern
'This is the story of how Factory pioneered
Briton's independent pop culture, imagined a new Manchester, and blew
of money:Factory - Manchester from Joy Division to Happy Mondays
of a What's On documentary by Granada TV about the Buzzcocks and Magazine (Howard Devoto and Pete Shelley), broadcast on July 27, 1978 and presented by Tony Wilson.
Celebrating Tony Wilson
(realplayer - realplayer alternative here
). BBC Radio One's weekly 2hr Essential Mix, this week featuring show host Pete Tong and Hacienda legend Mike Pickering. It'll be up for a week from today - tracklisting here
What is truth, said jesting Tony?
You may have already seen 24 Hour Party People
, an openly self-serving, dishonest and very enjoyable
account of the rise and fall of Manchester's Factory Records
and its associated projects, such as the Hacienda
. I tried to find more accurate
accounts of the company's history
. If you have the cash, you can always ring up Tony
for some more mythology.