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Wilko Johnson

Sad to hear he's got terminal cancer.
More here:
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A character.
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  • rananegra said:

    Sad to hear he's got terminal cancer.
    More here:
    https://www.facebook.com/WilkoJohnsonBand
    A character.

    Not enuf milk & too much alcohol .. I hope he stays cheerful through what will be a difficult time .. good luck to him
  • Oil City Confidential is a brilliant film if you are of a certain age.
  • I'm distraught. He is an idol of mine and a true guitar legend. Saw him loads over the years. Just hope he doesn't suffer and enjoys the time he has left.
  • How sad. He's being very positive though, by the sounds.
  • I'm distraught. He is an idol of mine and a true guitar legend. Saw him loads over the years. Just hope he doesn't suffer and enjoys the time he has left.

    I second that. Absolute hero of mine, I just hope he get's to play some farewell gigs here before he moves on to play machine gun guitar in the next life.

  • Sad news - both him and Lee Brillo
  • According to the Evening Echo (Southend) tonight, he's refusing chemo. Very sad.

    Agree with JJDD about Oil City Confidential. Super film.
  • Damn. What a character and guitarist. Saw him countless times with Dr. Feelgood. Still listen to the album "Down by The Jetty" still. Good luck Wilko
  • Yep, good luck Wilko
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  • Now this guy is a TRUE legend. One of the first songs I ever learned to play was "I can tell".

    Good luck Wilko.
  • Sad News but the best of luck Wilko.
    Dr Feelgood Mk 1 - Undoubtedly the finest R&B Band this country ever produced. Solid Senders & solo stuff is great too! - Check out 'Down by the Jetty', 'Malpractice' & 'Sneakin' Suspicion' if you haven't already.
  • edited January 2013
    @stigAccording to the Evening Echo (Southend) tonight, he's refusing chemo. Very sad.


    My earlier post was far too flippant. Pancreatic cancer is a real hard one, the cancer that killed (amongst many others) Steve Jobs. I have been through chemotherapy and it is a bastard. My cancer was/is curable, though modern thought is that cancer is never 'cured', merely managed like diabetes or even HIV.
    I am not surprised that Wilko has refused chemo. What is the point in feeling absolutely awful for the remaining weeks and months of your life. Johnson is only 65, still a young man in today's terms. Very sad.
  • Sad to hear. I thought he was great when I saw him play. They don't make many like him.
  • Very sad news :(
  • Ahhh how sad ...such a great performer in his day
  • edited January 2013
    @shootershillguru How do you insert an embarrassed face? I thought this was posted on the rumours thread
  • love Dr F saw them at the Town and Country on Sunday evening -----------naffing mega
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  • Got to feel for Norman Watt-Roy. He lost Ian and now Wilco.

    The Riff as only Wilco could explain.
  • Seen Wilko support the Stranglers a lot....absolute legend. He was one of the reasons for me starting guitar lessons. His enthusiasm and skill when playing was unique something i'd never seen a guitarist do. Gutted.
  • Very sad. Dr Feelgood were one of my favourite bands growing up and Wilko's own unique playing style and stage presence were very much a part of that.
  • so sad at this news, such a great guitarist...

    :(
  • Saw Feelgood several times in the 70s and the highlight was always Wilko's manic runs across stage. For some reason never saw him post-Feelgood.

    Sad news.

  • My band supported Wilco a few times back in the late 80's. We had a few beers post gigs, he was 'lively' to say the least. Top player and one of a kind. His live version of 'Wooly Bully' has stayed with me all these years later. Brilliant. Thoughts are with him and his family.
  • How sad.....one of the best characters in music. Best of luck Wilko and many thanks for your contribution to music.
  • edited January 2013

    Got to feel for Norman Watt-Roy. He lost Ian and now Wilco.

    The Riff as only Wilco could explain.


    Absolutely brilliant from the Master and Inspiration that is Wilko! Keep rocking

  • edited January 2013

    Got to feel for Norman Watt-Roy. He lost Ian and now Wilco.

    The Riff as only Wilco could explain.



    Absolutely brilliant from the Master and Inspiration that is Wilko! Keep rocking


  • That video show what a genius he is! Nobody else could make that riff sound so great.
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