I ‘met’ Tony Wilson, albeit briefly, when I was over in New York representing how “Northern England” and how creative we were. It was around the time of the release of 24hr party people and our 50-strong contingent of creatives came from fashion, music, film and art backgrounds. Tony Wilson was part of the very loose gang (which also included John Power and Tim Burgess), and even though I only stood in the hotel lobby next to him – it was still exciting to see one of my all time heroes. However daft he might be, who can falter someone behind the Hacienda and Factory Records?
RIP Tony Wilson