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Anthony H Wilson was a TV presenter and set up Factory Records in the 1970s and The Hacienda in 1982. He signed James to the label where they released their first two singles and continued to support them even after James left Factory.
He died in August 2007 which Tim announced to a gig in Edinburgh before dedicating the first play ever of Bubbles to him. They later dedicated the whole Hey Ma album to him as someone who had the courage to make a difference.
Watch Mike Garry & Joe Duddell’s tribute to Tony Wilson featuring a number of prominent Mancunians, including Larry Gott.