New Order & Iggy Pop Honour Tony Wilson

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A host of artists have paid tribute to a music industry legend in a new music video. The man in question is Tony Wilson who was a key figure in the Manchester music scene during it’s heyday.

Wilson passed away on August 10, 2007, with poet Mike Garry and musician Joe Duddell now releasing a tribute song in his honour, ‘St. Anthony: An Ode To Anthony H Wilson’.

The video that accompanies the song features a number of special guest such as Iggy Pop,  New Order members Bernard Sumner, Stephen Morris and Gillian Gilbert, plus actor Steve Coogan.

Speaking to The Guardian, Bernard Sumner said “I think St Anthony is a very fitting and moving epitaph. I was very shocked by Tony’s death. He always seemed so young and enthusiastic in spirit. He had the attitude of a man in his 20s, which I thought was a great way to be.”

Sumner also spoke about how his legacy still lives on “It’s very moving to know that even after all these years, people are still thinking of him, Ian Curtis, Martin Hannett and of course Iggy Pop.”

You can check out the touching tribute to Tony Wilson down below.

 

Photo Credit: Dena Flows