Tony Wilson


This is the tribute speech by Pete Tong on BBC Radio 1 Essential Mix two weeks after Tony Wilson’s death.

“This is a special essential mix for a very special man. My experiences of this man were never less than remarkable. Polite in an old English manner but so full of belief, self-assurance and confidence, it was almost overwhelming when you were in his presence. Never uncomfortable to champion the contrary point of view and if your cause was his mission then he’d make you feel absolutely brilliant.