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24 Hour Party People by Tony Wilson

24 Hour Party People: What the Sleeve Notes Never Tell You - Tony Wilson

bookshelves: summer-2014, film-only, manchester, music, nonfiction, history, autobiography-memoir

Read on July 07, 2014


Full Film

Steve Cooghan plays Tony Wilson in this history of the rise of punk in Manchester.

Hacienda Club

Description from IMDB: Manchester 1976: Cambridge educated Tony Wilson, Granada TV presenter, is at a Sex Pistols gig. Totally inspired by this pivotal moment in music history, he and his friends set up a record label, Factory Records, signing first Joy Division (who go on to become New Order) then James and the Happy Mondays, who all become seminal artists of their time. What ensues is a tale of music, sex, drugs, larger-than-life characters, and the birth of one of the most famous dance clubs in the world, The Hacienda - a mecca for clubbers as famous as the likes of Studio 54. Graphically depicting the music and dance heritage of Manchester from the late 70's to the early 90's, this comedy documents the vibrancy that made Mad-chester the place in the world that you would most like to be. Written by IGB

Hacienda interior

The birth of rave culture