Tony Wilson

Tony Wilson, who founded Factory Records (home to Joy Division, New Order, Happy Mondays and more), died on this day (August 10) in 2007 and in tribute, poet Mike Garry and musician Joe Duddell have recorded a single titled "St. Anthony: An Ode To Anthony H Wilson." Set to an orchestral version of New Order's "Your Silent Face," the video for it, directed by Mark Thomas, features a who's who of Manchester, including Steve Coogan (who played Wilson in 24 Hour Party People), New Order's Bernard Sumner, Gillian Gilbert and Stephen Morris, Happy Mondays' Shaun Ryder and Rowetta, The Durutti Column's Vini Reilly, Factory Sleeve designer Peter Saville, punk poet John Cooper Clarke, actor Christopher Eccleston, plus Iggy Pop, journalists Miranda Sawyer and Paul Morley, Hacienda DJs Mike Pickering and Andrew Weatheral... and more. Watch it, a check out the full list of folks in it, below.

"St. Anthony: An Ode To Anthony H Wilson" is out as a 12" single August 14.


Steve Coogan
Iggy Pop
Gilian Gilbert
Mike Garry
John Robb
Joe Duddell
Stephen Morris
Bernard Sumner
Elliot Rashman
Mike Pickering
Christopher Eccleston
Johnny Jay
Leroy Richardson
Terry Christian
Richard Madeley
Julie Hesmondhalgh
Shaun Ryder
Johnny Bramwell
Paul Morley
Mark Radcliffe
Larry Gott
Vini Reilly
Miranda Sawyer
Andrew Weatherall
John Cooper Clarke
Peter Saville
Philip Glass