Thanks to Kerron and Rupa for inadvertently reminding me to blog about this.
There are not many self-proclaimed geniuses who actually measure up to their own expectations but Tony Wilson was one of them. He did much for music and youth culture and also did much for Manchester (he once drove back to the city on the way to take up a job in London, vowing to be forever loyal to the North West City).
Not only that, but he also had an appreciation for a variety of culture and an encyclopeadic brain for facts and figures.
He will be much missed and if anyone has not seen 24 Hour Party People, perhaps now is your chance!