Tony Wilson > Remembering Tony Wilson 1950-2007

Flowers for Tony Wilson outside the Hacienda Apartments, Manchester
Flowers for Tony Wilson outside the Hacienda Apartments, Manchester [photo © Michael Eastwood 2007]
Flowers for Tony Wilson outside the Hacienda Apartments, Manchester
Flowers for Tony Wilson outside the Hacienda Apartments, Manchester [photo © Michael Eastwood 2007]
12-inch record with handwritten tribute to Tony Wilson, outside the Hacienda Apartments, Manchester
12-inch record with handwritten tribute to Tony Wilson, outside the Hacienda Apartments, Manchester [photo © Michael Eastwood 2007]
Manchester Evening News street hoarding announcing the death of Tony Wilson
Manchester Evening News street hoarding announcing the death of Tony Wilson [photo © Michael Eastwood 2007]
Cover of the NME 18 August 2007 - Tony Wilson 1950-2007
Cover of the NME 18 August 2007 - Tony Wilson 1950-2007 [photo © Michael Eastwood 2007]

The UK and world media and blogging community pays tribute to Anthony Wilson who died on Friday 10 August 2007:

BBC News
Sky News
CNN

The Guardian | Obituary (by Paul Morley)
The Independent | Richard Madeley on AHW | Obituary
The Daily Telegraph | Obituary
The Times | Obituary
Manchester Evening News | Peter Saville on Tony Wilson
Lancashire Evening Telegraph
Sunday Herald

Associatedcontent.com
Brand Upon The Brain
Drowned In Sound
Electric Roulette
Entertainmentwise.com
Entertainment Weekly
Hollywood Reporter
Irk The Purists
Momus
NeedCoffee.com
NewOrderOnline.com
NME.com
Pitchfork
Resident Advisor
Resonator mag
Spacelab Music News
Spin
Strummer Magazine
Time Out Chicago

Cerysmatic Factory Message Board

Remembering Tony Wilson (from FAC 229! The Music Week Factorial, 1989)

'Ubiquitous Granada TV talking head, pop cultural conceptualist, entrepreneur and bullshitter,' was The Cut magazine's recent description of Anthony Wilson. "Yes, very accurate," the Factory Records supremo agreed when I put it to him. "Although the one thing left out was the academic side," Wilson ponders. "Maybe 'bullshitter' is where the word 'intellectual' comes in, because I fundamentally regard myself as an academic, which could of course be determined as a bullshitter."

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Remembering Tony Wilson (from Q Magazine February 1992: Who The Hell Does Anthony H Wilson Think He Is?

"If I could get £50,000 for every time someone said I was smug, like Ken Barlow did, I'd be very rich indeed. I'd hate to think I was smug, but that's what everybody thought - and they still do. With So It Goes, I got a bad review in every single publication in Britain. Probably, including the British Libraries Monthly. and I have never been so hurt in my life. I just went into my shell for three months. I felt really dreadful because everybody in the world hated me. Everybody despised big head fucking Wilson."

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Manchester Evening News street hoarding announcing the death of Tony Wilson, set against the background of Oldham Street and Dry
Manchester Evening News street hoarding announcing the death of Tony Wilson, set against the background of Oldham Street and Dry [photo © Michael Eastwood 2007]
Cartoon from Freaky Dancin fanzine; courtesy Andrew Routledge
Cartoon from Freaky Dancin fanzine; courtesy Andrew Routledge