Anthony H. Wilson

Real Name:
Anthony Howard Wilson
Profile:
British entrepreneur, label & club owner, TV presenter & producer.

Born: 20 February 1950 in Salford, Lancashire, England, UK.
Died: 10 August 2007 in Withington, Manchester, England, UK (aged 57).

(NOTE: not to be confused with BBC session producer Tony Wilson – to confuse matters Anthony H. Wilson is usually referred to as Tony Wilson, and the BBC's Tony Wilson produced many sessions for Factory groups!)

Tony Wilson was presenter of the late night music show "So It Goes", going on to start promoting his own club night in Manchester called "Factory", which led to him founding the Factory label, and later the legendary Manchester nightclub, The Hacienda. The labels Factory Too, Factory Records Limited, and F4 Records followed, and he was also the manager of artist The Durutti Column.

Wilson was probably better known to those from the north of England as a Granada Television presenter, as he presented many TV arts programs for his local area television companies. Due to being forthright about his northern roots, he was often touted as a "professional Northerner", or dubbed "Mr Manchester".

A semi-fictional film was made in 2002 about Wilson, the label Factory, and its bands, called "24 Hour Party People"; named after the Happy Mondays track "24 Hour Party People" (1987).

Wilson was diagnosed with kidney cancer in late 2006. After having a kidney removed he responded well to initial treatment and spoke candidly of the good nursing he received courtesy of the British NHS in interviews during 2007. He also railed against the "postcode lottery" of treatment in the UK, with members of the Happy Mondays, and other acts he supported over the years, starting a fund to help pay for the drug "Sutent", which was not funded by the NHS in Manchester.

At 7pm on Friday 10 August 2007 he died aged 57, following a third heart attack. His doctor stated that the attack was unrelated to the cancer, but that his general poor health helped contribute.
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Vocals

none Anthony H. Wilson - Just Let Go (Bonus Track) album art Fischerspooner Psychedelic Documentary Soundtrack (as Tony Wilson) Fischerspooner - Just Let Go (Bonus Track)(File, AAC) Capitol Records none US 2005

Writing & Arrangement

Anthony H. Wilson - The Return Of The Durutti Column album art The Durutti Column The Durutti Column - The Return Of The Durutti Column (Album) Factory, Factory UK 1980 Sell This Version
Anthony H. Wilson - Without Mercy album art The Durutti Column The Durutti Column - Without Mercy (Album) Factory Belgium 1984 Sell This Version

Featuring & Presenting

DS92465 Anthony H. Wilson - Joy Division album art Joy Division Joy Division - Joy Division(DVD-V, PAL) A-Film DS92465 Benelux 2008 Sell This Version
none Anthony H. Wilson - Punk Anthology, The History of Punk album art Various Punk on British TV compilation Vol. 2 Presnted by Tony Wilson and 1 more… Various - Punk Anthology, The History of Punk(2xDVD, Unofficial, NTSC, PAL) Not On Label none UK Unknown Sell This Version

Production

Anthony H. Wilson - The Double Twelve Inch album art A Certain Ratio A Certain Ratio - The Double Twelve Inch (Comp) Factory New Zealand 1981 Sell This Version
Anthony H. Wilson - Do The Du (Casse) album art A Certain Ratio Son And Heir (as Wilson) and 1 more… A Certain Ratio - Do The Du (Casse) Factory (US) US 1981 Sell This Version
FAC 48 Anthony H. Wilson - Ophelia's Drinking Song album art Kevin Hewick Kevin Hewick - Ophelia's Drinking Song(7", Single) Factory FAC 48 UK 1982 Sell This Version
Anthony H. Wilson - Without Mercy album art The Durutti Column The Durutti Column - Without Mercy (Album) Factory Belgium 1984 Sell This Version
Anthony H. Wilson - Domo Arigato album art The Durutti Column The Durutti Column - Domo Arigato (Album) Columbia, Factory UK 1985 Sell This Version
7fbn51 Anthony H. Wilson - Tomorrow album art The Durutti Column The Durutti Column - Tomorrow(7", Single) Factory Benelux 7fbn51 Belgium 1986 Sell This Version
Anthony H. Wilson - The Old & The New album art A Certain Ratio Shack Up (as Wilson) A Certain Ratio - The Old & The New (Single, Comp) Factory, Factory, Factory Canada 1986 Sell This Version
Anthony H. Wilson - Freaky Dancin'/The Egg album art Happy Mondays Happy Mondays - Freaky Dancin'/The Egg (Single) Factory France 1986 Sell This Version
30 192 S, 30 192 Anthony H. Wilson - Shack Up / Thin Boys album art A Certain Ratio Shack Up (as Wilson) A Certain Ratio - Shack Up / Thin Boys(7", Single) Nuevos Medios, Nuevos Medios 30 192 S, 30 192 Spain 1986 Sell This Version
Anthony H. Wilson - Valuable Passages album art The Durutti Column Without Mercy (Stanzas 4 To 7, 10 To 12) (as Anthony Wilson) The Durutti Column - Valuable Passages (Comp, Album) Relativity, Factory UK 1986 Sell This Version
Facd 224 Anthony H. Wilson - The First Four Albums album art The Durutti Column The Durutti Column - The First Four Albums(CD, Album, RE + CD, Album, RE + CD, Album, RE + CD) Factory Facd 224 UK 1988 Sell This Version
Anthony H. Wilson - A Factory Record album art Unrest (2) Unrest (2) - A Factory Record (Single) Sub Pop, Sub Pop, Teenbeat US 1991 Sell This Version
Anthony H. Wilson - Palatine - The Factory Story / Vol. 2 / 1981-1986 / Life's A Beach album art Various Shack Up Various - Palatine - The Factory Story / Vol. 2 / 1981-1986 / Life's A Beach (Comp) Factory UK 1991 Sell This Version
Anthony H. Wilson - Palatine - The Factory Story / 1979-1990 album art Various Shack Up Various - Palatine - The Factory Story / 1979-1990 (Comp) Factory Canada 1991 Sell This Version
Anthony H. Wilson - 24 Hour Party People album art Various Various - 24 Hour Party People (Comp) London Records Canada 2002 Sell This Version
CD MRED 232 Anthony H. Wilson - Tender Bruises And Scars album art Kevin Hewick Kevin Hewick - Tender Bruises And Scars(CD, Comp, Enh) Cherry Red CD MRED 232 UK 2003 Sell This Version
Anthony H. Wilson - Four Factory Records album art The Durutti Column The Durutti Column - Four Factory Records (Album, Comp) Kooky UK 2009 Sell This Version
034970484-2 Anthony H. Wilson - A Collection album art New Order True Faith New Order - A Collection(DVD-V, Comp, RP, Multichannel, NTSC, Dol) Warner Music Vision, Warner Bros. Records, Rhino Records (2) 034970484-2 Brazil Unknown Sell This Version

Technical

Anthony H. Wilson - Domo Arigato album art The Durutti Column The Durutti Column - Domo Arigato (Album) Columbia, Factory UK 1985 Sell This Version

Visual

FACT 14 Anthony H. Wilson - The Return Of The Durutti Column album art The Durutti Column The Durutti Column - The Return Of The Durutti Column(LP, Album) Factory FACT 14 UK 1980 Sell This Version