Leaving Normal: Tony Wilson 1950-2007
Back in August 1976, he put The Sex Pistols live on British TV and it was the first time punk appeared on the telly, then came the crazy and influential avalanche of great post-punk Manchester madness; Factory Records, Durutti Column, A Certain Ratio, Joy Division, Hacienda Club and so on, and so on. Maybe you’ve seen his fictionalised character on the movie attempting to document the daze, 24 Hour Party People.
I can’t even begin to tell you people how Tony Wilson affected the whole world with his gift. The man died of heart attack last Friday, 10th of August.