Mr Manchester and the Factory Girl: The Story of Tony and Lindsay Wilson

Mr Manchester and the Factory Girl: The Story of Tony and Lindsay Wilson

by Lindsay Reade

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Overview


Tony Wilson, who passed away in 2007, was a journalist, broadcaster, and music-industry veteran. Known as "Mr. Manchester," Wilson ran the infamous Factory Records and was a key figure in the stories of those local Manchester bands that achieved global fame, including Joy Division, the Happy Mondays, and New Order. As Wilson’s first wife, Lindsay Reade bore witness to the crucial early stages of his career, as well as the now-legendary years of excess and idealism that led to the birth of the era-defining "Madchester" scene. Here, Reade reveals the juicy details of the Wilsons' marriage, life behind the scenes at Factory Records, and her encounters with icons such as Sid Vicious, Iggy Pop, Ian Curtis, and Leonard Cohen. Mr Manchester and the Factory Girl is the story of a legend, delivered from the inside and unique to the author.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780859654562
Publisher: Plexus Publishing, Limited
Publication date: 09/01/2010
Pages: 192
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.10(d)

Table of Contents

Foreword Mick Middles 7

1 Indomitable Spirit 11

2 Two Natures Blent 17

3 The Hippies' Revenge? 24

4 So It Went 30

5 My Dad's Fucking Gay 39

6 Amen (So Be It) 46

7 Thank God for Drugs 52

8 The Honeymoon Diaries 58

9 A Prima Donna in Full Flow 69

10 I'm Always Touched by Your Presence 78

11 LSD and the Consolation of Friends 82

12 Reification in the Russell Club 88

13 No Communication 99

14 This Is Real Life 106

15 Art for Art's Sake 111

16 Blue Nun 118

17 The Movement of the Revenge Fucking 124

18 A Hotel in Leeds 129

19 Strawberry Nights and Fields 137

20 L'Atmosphere et la Plage 144

21 Anarchy Rules 152

22 What the Waves Were Always Saying 157

23 La Lotta Continua 164

24 The Cake Man 171

25 New Year New House 178

26 The Sweet Cheat Gone 185

27 Fidelity 192

28 Whose Hacienda Is It Anyway? 198

29 The Hacienda Must Be Destroyed (To Be Built) 207

30 Saudade 214

31 A Manchester Divorce 220

32 I Know Which Side My Head Is Battered On 227

33 Hate on the Dole 235

34 Most Likely You Go Your Way (And I'll Go Mine) 240

35 Double Crossing Deal 250

36 Hot Nude Flesh 254

37 The Second Summer of Love 260

38 New York New Partner 266

39 Praxis 271

40 Factory Goes Pop and In the City Fizzes 277

41 The Pixel Is Mightier Than the Pencil 284

42 There Is No Future in Nostalgia 290

43 My Heroes Are They Who Weep When Called 299

44 That Unknown Quality 304

45 Each Morning Over 16,000 Hearts Will Break 311

Acknowledgments 320

Bibliography 320

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