Hope that's not a self-written obituary!chris42 said:me to RIP
That was one of the odd things about Tony Wilson, he really didn't make any money. New Order's 'Blue Monday' was (and still is) the best selling 12" single ever - yet they lost money on every copy because the artwork and printing were so expensive. The Hacienda never made money because punters weren't drinking alcohol (it doesn't mix well with E).andy_wrx said:I'd assumed he was a seriously-affluent businessman and could easily have afforded it himself : was this not the case and he actually wasn't that well-off himself, or had he fallen on hard times ?
Being an old git I have always lived in that world. Just amazes me what one learns on here. So my commiserations to you all on your loss.Melvil said:He did a lot for manchester and music, generally. Just imagine a world without New Order, Joy Division, Happy Mondays, etc....
Rest well, Tony.