PAUL MORLEY Wrote Biography Of Factory Records Legend… TONY WILSON

17 July 2021

Book: From Manchester with Love: The Life and Opinions of Tony Wilson

Author: Paul Morley

Publisher: Faber & Faber
Hardcover – 688 pages
Out: 21 October 2021

About: Critically-acclaimed and bestselling author Paul Morley’s long-awaited
biography of journalist, news-anchor, Factory Records co-founder and Manchester
icon Tony Wilson. At the helm of Factory Records and the Hacienda, Wilson unleashed landmark acts such as Joy Division and New Order into the world as he pursued myriad other creative endeavours, appointing himself a custodian of Manchester’s legacy of innovation and change. To Paul Morley he was this and much more: bullshitting hustler, flashy showman, aesthetic adventurer, mean factory boss, self-deprecating chancer, intellectual celebrity, loyal friend, shrewd mentor, insatiable publicity seeker. It was
Morley to whom Wilson left a daunting final request: to write this book.

Tony Wilson: “When forced to pick between truth and legend, print the legend.”

Here’s Wilson introducing Joy Division on Manchester’s Granada Television in 1978…