Descanse en Paz
Tony Wilson acaba de morir hace unas horas. Una triste noticia para el mundo de la música y para muchos que como yo, el que él haya firmado a ciertas bandas en su sello Factory Records, nos cambió la vida y nuestra forma de entender el mundo.
Hace un par de años le dedicaron una película-documental de nombre 24 hr party people, en donde se cuenta la vida de Wilson, de la Factory Records, del club de música electrónica La Hacienda, y del movimiento musical que surgió en Manchester, Inglaterra, a principios de los ochenta. Si no la han visto, véanla.
Descanse en Paz,el gran Tony Wilson.
Factory Records legend Anthony Wilson dies
The man who signed Joy Division, Happy Mondays passes away
2 hours ago
Anthony H. Wilson, co-founder of Factory Records, has died of a heart attack today (August 10) at the age of 57.Wilson is best known for signing legendary bands including Joy Division and New Order to his label, and as owner of the Hacienda nightclub in Manchester. He played a key role in the Madchester scene of the late 1980s and early 1990s, signing the Happy Mondays.Wilson passed away on this evening in the hospital after suffering a heart attack that his doctor said was unrelated to his recent battle with cancer. Professor Robert Hawkins, his doctor at Christie hospital, told the Guardian: "It's very sad. He died as a result of something unrelated to his cancer. His cancer was responding well to treatment but obviously did contribute to his poor health".Recently it was recommended he take the drug Sutent after chemotherapy failed to treat the disease effectively, but the NHS refused to pay for the £3500-a-month treatment.However, the Happy Mondays and other bands he signed had started a charity fund to help pay for Wilson's treatment. His family are reportedly declining to comment at this time, but thanked the staff at the MRI and Christie who have provided "fantastic" care for him over the last few months.Stay tuned to NME.COM for a full obituary and tributes very soon.
ps: comentando la mala noticia de última hora, surgió el siguiente comentario:
"...Digo, por qué no se pudieron haber muerto TODOS, pero TODOS los putos reggetoneros del mundo a cambio de dejar este guey intacto? Chale al cuadrado.
Mi peda mañana va dedicada a Tony."
ps2: así de mucho apreciábamos a Tony Wilson.