Wednesday, 22 August 2007

Steve Coogan on Tony Wilson

This is from yesterday's Guardian. It's Steve Coogan's tribute to Tony Wilson on the day of his funeral.

"Tony was the apotheosis of those baby boomers who wanted to reach beyond their background and find the poetry in this post-industrial landscape. He gave confidence and legitimacy to an army of haltingly insecure men.

Put simply, he showed it wasn't poofy to wear nice clothes and use long words.

But above all he was a true civic champion, who found excitement and creativity on his own doorstep. Under his stewardship, Manchester became, and still is, an alternative metropolis. That is his legacy."

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