Tony Wilson, the founder of Factory Records and moving spirit behind the Haçienda Club, died last week, mourned by the musicians he nurtured, the city he loved and that loved him back, and the people whose lives he changed.
Four weeks ago Tony Wilson somehow summoned the energy to attend a performance at the Manchester International Festival of Joy Division’s Love Will Tear us Apart. He was terribly ill by that stage, but it was the sort of thing Wilson would not miss – a rendition in complete darkness by June Tabor of arguably one of the best songs ever written by a band which he discovered.
Just so we are clear on his tastes he once described Coldplay as “utter middle-class shit” and added: “If I hear any UK garage or Craig David again I will fucking throw up." One of his favourite songs was Sunday Morning by the Velvet Underground.
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