Paul Morley - From Manchester with Love: The Life and Opinions of Tony Wilson
A right page turner if ever we've read one!
Faber presents the long-awaited biography of Factory Records co-founder and Manchester icon Tony Wilson by bestselling author Paul Morley.
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"When forced to pick between truth and legend, print the legend." - Tony Wilson.
To write about Tony Wilson, aka Anthony H. Wilson, is to write about a number of public and private characters and personalities, a clique of unreliable narrators, constantly changing shape and form. At the helm of Factory Records and The Haçienda, Wilson unleashed landmark acts such as Joy Division and New Order into the world as he pursued myriad other creative endeavours, appointing himself a custodian of Manchester’s legacy of innovation and change.
To Paul Morley, he was this and much more: bullshitting hustler, flashy showman, aesthetic adventurer, means factory boss, a self-deprecating chancer, intellectual celebrity, loyal friend, shrewd mentor, insatiable publicity seeker. It was Morley to whom Wilson left a daunting final request: to write this book.
From Manchester with Love, then, is the biography of a man who became eponymous with his city, of the music he championed and the myths he made, of love and hate, of life and death. In the cultural theatre of Manchester, Tony Wilson broke in and took centre stage.
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