Tony Wilson dies

#2
In all my encounters with him (when I worked on the door of various manc night clubs) I have to say that he was an arrogant tw*t and I'd have been happy to give him a good slap. :x

However, I am sad that he is dead, as he was definitely a driving force in keeping Manchester on the map... :(
 
#4
No doubt he was a major influence in bringing some fantastic, world class bands to the mainstream, and I am saddened by his passing, but I struggle to recall a man who was further up his own arrse.
 
#5
When I was younger, I didn't know all the stuff he did, I thought he was just a local news reporter in my region.

Not until 24 hour Party People came out.
 
#6
Quite funny seeing one of his interviews the other month when he called all these bands as full of arrogant, whining, whinging barstewards. Quite a controversial bloke but has done a lot of good to the industry. R.I.P
 
#7
I bet that was a hell of 57 years!!!!

RIP
 
#8
A sad loss. I saw him on the telly and he looked well fcuked.
 
#10
I remember when he was on Granada Reports and went by the name Tony Wilson then he re-emerged a few years later as Anthony H Wilson trying to act all posh!!
 
#11
Errr, what did he actually do ?

He was just some lucky berk who read the news on Granada.

He ran a club, the Hacienda in Manchester, which was closed due to drugs and fighting, and that's it.

The media are promoting him like crazy now he is dead.

He was also a member of the Socialist Workers party when they supported the IRA in the 1970's too.
 
#13
Morty said:
No ways, i'll stick 2 quids worth of Joy Division and 'Mondays into the pub juke box this afternoon prior to the footy, as tribute.
I did the same thing, for anyone who doesnt know much about him watch 24 hr party people., I too thought he was just someone who read the news.

RIP Tony.
 
#14
I seem to remember the same arguments by the public/idiots, I had , when Robert Maxwell died.

"Oh what a great man he was", said most.

The media promoted this nonsense too , as they are now doing with Wilson.

We all now know don't we ?

If the telly/mass media, tells people to do something, 99% of the population do it, without any thought.
 

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