Tony Wilson: What Was and Will Be

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Mirth, Marvel and Maud

186 Hoe Street

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**NOTE TWO OF OUR SPEAKERS KEVIN CUMMINS & DR OTTER-BICKERDIKE HAVE HAD TO PULL OUT OFTHE EVENT DUE TO CIRCUMSTANCES BEYOND THEIR AND OUR CONTROL. SINCERE APOLOGIES TO ALL FOR ANY INCONVENIENCE/DISAPPOINTMENT CAUSED. **


A decade after Tony Wilson's untimely passing we examine the man, the myth and his legacy.

Paul Morley writes: "Without Wilson there may well have been in some form Joy Division, and Factory, and New Order, and the Hacienda, and Happy Mondays. There may well have been Peter Saville's dream designs, and Martin Hannett's timeless production, and a Manchester that managed to move on from its sad post-industrial decline. But none of it would have been so far-fetched, so dramatic and so fantastic."

Ahead of the publication of Morley's long-awaited biography he will give a talk about the man and his book.

Our panel of friends and occasional foes will discuss the Tony they knew and imagine what he would be doing today. Chaired by John Robb, former Buzzcocks manager Richard Boon, Kevin Cummins, James Endeacott, Rowetta from the Mondays and Fac 24's Kevin Hewick will discuss the legacy and asking whether we need more Wilsons' and fewer Daniel Eks'.

It is however all about the music so once the talking is over we'll be dancing to the sounds that changed the world from Factory thru the Hacienda with Soul Picnic's Dom Mandrell and Domestic Exile's Conal Blake filtering the Fac numbers and Kat Richmond tracing the influence of Detroit, the 303 and 808.


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