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June 6, 2022

124: The one with Dr Feelgood's Wilko Johnson

124: The one with Dr Feelgood's Wilko Johnson

This tale is about a legendary guitar hero who has officially cheated death.

To successive generations of guitar aficionados, Wilko Johnson is a cult figure in the rock world. He’s been a Blockhead and a founding member of Canvey Island’s celebrated punk precursors: Dr Feelgood whose unwavering devotion to old-fashioned rhythm and blues and Wilko’s explosive guitar playing inspired everyone from Paul Weller to Joe Strummer. 

Life made a cruel twist in 2012 when Wilko was diagnosed with terminal pancreatic cancer but it led to the most extraordinary year of his life which started with a farewell tour, included a part in Game of Thrones and an album with Roger Daltrey, and then culminated with the most surreal experience of all: a cure.


The tracks features are: Roxette and Sneakin' Suspicon by Dr Feelgood, Going Back Home by Wilko Johnson and Roger Daltrey from their album Going Back Home, and Say Goodbye from Wilko Johnson’s album Blow Your Mind.
 
To learn more about Wilko Johnson and his music visit wilkojohnson.com

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Wilko Johnson

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