Tony Wilson founded Factory Records, rightly famous forever for Joy Division and New Order. He was portrayed by Steve Coogan in the film 24 Hour Party People. A crazy, inspirational guy. In his big hair and bigger collars, he fronted the brilliant So it Goes in the late 70s, and I have several editions on battered video to prove that the excellent Ian Curtis really did exist and wasn’t just something of legend.
I take my hat off to Tony Wilson – I always found him interesting, amusing and infinitely wise. So long!