Canvey Island’s well-beloved son and former Dr. Feelgood guitarist WILKO JOHNSON began playing around 1965.
His sharp, percussive rhythms and peculiar duck walk were famous parts of the Feelgood experience.
He left Dr. Feelgood in 1977 and formed his own band. Then he joined the band of Ian Dury, The Blockheads in 1980. He left that too and took Dury’s bassist Norman Watt-Roy with him.
In 2013 Wilko announced that he had a terminal cancer and that he was going on a farewell jaunt. At about the same time he was seen in the HBO series “Game of Thrones” playing the mute executioner Ser Ilyn Payne.
In 2014, after an 11-hour operation, the born survivor announced he was “cancer-free.”
He will celebrate his 70th birthday on July 12th.
Wilko will also perform his biggest concert of his life this year — at London’s Royal Albert Hall — on Tuesday, 26 September.
The show will feature NORMAN WATT-ROY AND DYLAN HOWE + SPECIAL GUESTS
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Main Picture: Watt-Roy, Wilko Johnson and Dylan Howe Photo by Leif Laaksonen