A great man has passed away. Tony Wilson needs nothing more to be said about him, other than that his exceptional bright and shining talent was to take people with vision but not voice and empower them to do something extraordinary.
Joy Division, New Order, The Happy Mondays, the Durutti Column. Modern Youth Culture would be nothing but for him.
In what would no doubt have quite amused him, he managed to die of cancer this weekend, just weeks before the opening of a film that documents the beginning of the band Joy Division and the start of Factory Records. It’s been made by Anton Corbijn.
Control Trailer – Ian Curtis