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RIP Tony Wilson

As a teenager of the eighties and devotee of Factory records and the Hacienda I simply wish to pass on my sympathies at the news of the death of Anthony Wilson.

I don't really care that the man was a united devotee, some things go beyond football; I am more concerned that the man helped put Manchester and its music back on the world map.

Tonight Manchester is missing one of its more important people. That the man had to have his cancer treatment funded by those he helped make it to the top is symptomatic of this country and its shortcomings.

Anthony H Wilson RIP.




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Writer: Andy Leggott Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Friday August 10 2007

Time: 8:58PM

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Condolances from Wigan...the guy is a Legend. RIP Mr Wilson
worbo
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10/08/2007 21:35:00

Not gonna pretend I know him or any of his songs but RIP from from Vital Liverpool.
Aamir
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10/08/2007 22:00:00

Well said mate hsi life was bigger then football RIP Tony from all the red half of Machester
matt weeden
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10/08/2007 22:07:00

Deepest sympathies from all at Vital Chelsea.
merlin
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10/08/2007 22:24:00

Spot on, Andy. His drive and vision will be missed in town and beyond. RIP.
Johnny Baguette
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11/08/2007 12:30:00

RIP from Vital WHU and congrats for the result today, though I'm sure he would have loved the result to be the other way around!
HenryW15
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11/08/2007 17:54:00

Bit of a raver then Andy? He packed in a great deal in his life, but 57 is no age to go. RIP.
The Fear
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12/08/2007 09:22:00

A proud Manc who loved this city
Craig Cain
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12/08/2007 10:59:00

 

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