Happy 65th Birthday Tony Wilson

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  1. bigstanhibbert

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    Why?
     
  2. Jalfraag

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    Alan McGee's words not mine.
     
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  4. bigstanhibbert

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    There were many indie labels before Mr. Wilson started factory and have been since, to say he is the be all and end all is a bit extreme -

    Stiff Records
    Rough Trade
    Cherry Red
    Respond
    Jamming
    Go Discs

    that I can remember
     
  5. Jalfraag

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    We were discussing Creation/Oasis though.
     
  6. Didsbury Dave

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    Typical contrary forum bile.

    Anyone with any understanding of Youth Culture respects the enormous contribution Wilson - and Gretton, Saville, Erasmus, Hannet, Pickering et al, made to Manchester.

    We all thought he was a twat at the time, but he was our twat, and Factory were revolutionary. And he was the money man and the figurehead.

    He made one enormous mistake: the biggest youth revolution In a generation took place right under his nose at the Hac, but he thought it was a flash in the pan and didn't cash in.

    But he has been canonised on the back of his contribution, and rightly so.
     
  7. denislawsbackheel

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    Just as pretentious and supercilious in person as he appeared on TV I Couldn't stand the Rag myself but this is good.


     
  8. malg

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    Still a Rag **** though.
     
  9. Jalfraag

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    A visionary rag ****.
     
  10. malg

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    OK, I'll agree with that. I married into the family of the lead singer and songwriter writer of the Stockholm Monsters, who knew the guy extremely well. He was a ****, but he knew his stuff where Manchester was concerned.
     

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