24 Dec 2008
It was almost a year ago that Lindsay Reade first brought maverick genius producer Martin Hannett's "totally unmarked grave" to the attention of the Factory community, prompting both numerous and generous offers of support.

Now, eighteen years after his death, Hannett's final resting place finally has a memorial headstone.

Moist was privileged to be invited to a small gathering of twenty or so people - including Peter Hook, Lindsay, Alan Erasmus, Tosh Ryan and Bruce Mitchell - at Manchester's Southern Cemetery on Friday 19th December to mark the occasion.

Despite the inclement weather, the gathering was a jovial affair culminating in a short dedication by CP Lee.

Cerysmatic also received the following message from Lindsay herself:

"Special thanks to Hooky...many thanks to those who all helped make it possible.
Best wishes Lindsay".

Click here to see a recently-published video of the great man explaining the basics of his art to an enthusiastic television reporter, Mr Anthony H Wilson, back in 1980.

Unity gain!


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