My belated tribute to former Factory Records boss Tony Wilson who passed away 10 years ago last August and the 30th anniversary of The Happy Mondays debut album.

‘Let us not forget the rhythm section. Gary Whelan and Paul Ryder of The Happy Mondays, with Shaun’s guidance and Shaun’s direction, singlehandedly adapted the brilliant and innovative House rhythms from Chicago and Detroit to British Post-Punk and Post-Indian and created a new music. They did it’.

Anthony Howard ‘Tony’ Wilson: Monday 20th February 1950 — Thursday 10th August 2007