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the north will rise again

Tony Wilson was being treated for kidney cancer, like Lee Hazlewood. Instead, he died of a heart attack. Paul Morley has few words:

"No matter how far from Manchester, you couldn't escape his plans for a better, brighter and definitely stranger north."

More from the Guardian. Via Miss B, his history wasn't entirely fabulous, though.

* 11:27 * music · comments (2)


"Miss B"

hah. :)

> Posted by brendadada at August 12, 2007 9:48 AM

yeah pretty sad. i owned the entire factory catalogue in the late seventies.

joy division were a sort of revelation for me.

> Posted by steve at August 12, 2007 1:49 PM

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