What about Mick Hucknall? All he's had over the years is gingerphobic grief and much jealousy and back-biting from Manchester. He's a much better ambassador for the city, he's not as precious, foul-gobbed, drugged-up-to-the-eyeballs or just plain weird as most of our other musicians are. Got a much better voice too. My suggestions to honor our finest talent:
Shaun Ryder & brother: bottomless illegal drug dispenser in Dry Bar
Liam n Noel: voice activated swearing bus stop in Burnage-ask it when the next 50's coming: "x8~! off, what u lookin at?"
Morrisey: Single seater bench at Southern Cemetery
Stone Roses: don't need anything-council's still scrubbing off their grafitti from 20 years ago
New Order: soup kitchen behind Afflecks for penniless musicians who have made bad choices in their management
Peter Hook: doesn't need a momument-busy promoting himself
Any others should be listed on the platform of the London train at Piccadilly as they'll have high-tailed it down south as soon as they got the first royalty cheque.