Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: United Kingdom
Ferrari Life Posts: 3,928
I'm sure I read somewhere that he was involved in promoting the Buzzcocks in the early days, way before he signed Warsaw who later became JD.
Without JD & NO there would have been no Smiths and no indie dance scene (Stone Roses & Happy Mondays..etc). I think that Ian Curtis (JD) was even more miserable than Morrissey.
Tony Wilson was always a talking head on any music documentary about Punk, New Wave, Indie or Dance. I remember once him telling how Factory records had gone bust. The Mondays were recording their 2nd album in the Carribean, but were so spaced out they over ran their studio time by a year costing factory a fortune, and combined with Exstasy scandals and drugs raids at the Hacienda it all cam eto an end in the early 90's.
Most music promoters and svengalis are complete tossers (Louis Walsh, Simon Cowell, Pete Waterman, Simon Fuller....etc), but Tony Wilson was a legend.