16 Aug 2007
Tony Wilson's funeral details 
As reported on RecordOfTheDay.com, Tony Wilson's funeral will take place at the Hidden Gem Church, Manchester at 2pm on Monday 20 August and will be open to family and close friends via invitation only. We ask for the privacy of Anthony’s family and friends to be respected during this difficult time.

Anybody wishing to send flowers can do so and these should be sent to:

The Co-Operative Funeral Home
Manchester Road
M21 1PN

If anybody would prefer to make a charitable donation the family has designated The Christie Hospital in Manchester as their preferred charity. Donations can be made either online at or via post to:

Appeals Office
Christie Hospital NHS Trust
Wilmslow Road
M20 4BX

Discussions are underway about holding a separate memorial service for Anthony and further details of this will be announced in due course.



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In the grey days of late 1970s post-punk Manchester, youth culture was a serious affair: every musical performance was measured mostly by the conviction of its delivery. The term 'New Wave' opened up free vistas where acquired skills could once again be exercised after punk's monochrome blur. It could be applied to anything from a James 'Blood' Ulmer record to the latest Throbbing Gristle release, Magazine to Swell Maps. Move outside that terrain into Sun Ra, Parliament, Frank Sinatra and Martin Denny, and your options were suddenly without limit...

Then came Tony Wilson's Factory Club (at the Russell Club in Hulme) offering an open invitation to experiment that was taken up when Ken Hollings, Howard Walmsley, Eddie Sherwood and a few others decided to make some noise to accompany their 16mm silent epic Biting Tongues. A further performance followed a few weeks later, when Colin Seddon and Graham Massey disbanded their Post Natals project and joined up. The film itself, a flashing series of negative images, became a memory; the name remained.

- extract from the LTM Biting Tongues biography

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