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OT: Rest in Peace, Wilko Johnson
Posted by: Big Al ()
Date: November 23, 2022 13:19


Re: OT: Rest in Peace, Wilko Johnson
Posted by: Doxa ()
Date: November 23, 2022 13:21

RIP

- Doxa

Re: OT: Rest in Peace, Wilko Johnson
Posted by: teleblaster ()
Date: November 23, 2022 13:23

Oh no. One of my great favourites. So long, Wilko. Thanks for all the music.

Re: OT: Rest in Peace, Wilko Johnson
Posted by: thomashanck ()
Date: November 23, 2022 13:40

15 minutes of pure rock'n'roll ... remembering wilko (and lee too) ...
[www.youtube.com]

Re: OT: Rest in Peace, Wilko Johnson
Posted by: crawdaddy ()
Date: November 23, 2022 13:58

Dr Feelgood.
An iconic British band of the 70's onwards.

Rest in Peace Wilko. sad smiley

Re: OT: Rest in Peace, Wilko Johnson
Posted by: bitusa2012 ()
Date: November 23, 2022 14:08

On no. RIP Wilko. Dr Feelgood are one of my all time faves. Bugga

Rod

Re: OT: Rest in Peace, Wilko Johnson
Posted by: Valeswood ()
Date: November 23, 2022 14:09

Sad to hear this news. Glad I got to see him 3 or 4 times, he and his band were great. The album he made with Roger Daltrey is great. I will be giving it a spin later.

Re: OT: Rest in Peace, Wilko Johnson
Posted by: rollmops ()
Date: November 23, 2022 14:11

RIP Wilko.
Rockandroll,
Mops

Re: OT: Rest in Peace, Wilko Johnson
Posted by: Big Al ()
Date: November 23, 2022 14:43

He was performing onstage as recently as a month ago. Sad news.

Re: OT: Rest in Peace, Wilko Johnson
Posted by: Mathijs ()
Date: November 23, 2022 16:48

His guitar lesson in the 1980's BBC music course was hugely influential to me -instead of playing 'correct' and 'neat' my music teacher was teaching me, Wilko showed how to hit hard and play dirty, with that fantastic gnarly Tele sound he achieved. It still is part of how I play.

RIP Wilko.

[www.youtube.com]

Mathijs

Re: OT: Rest in Peace, Wilko Johnson
Posted by: yorkshirestone ()
Date: November 23, 2022 16:56

Sad news - i first saw wilko in 2015 (with the fabulous Norman watt-roy on bass) whilst he was under a terminal diagnosis for cancer. Miraculously after major surgery, he was on tour again a year or two later and i witnessed a magnificent gig at Manchester Ritz with Joanne Shaw Taylor supporting
What a talent, RIP

Re: OT: Rest in Peace, Wilko Johnson
Posted by: Bjorn ()
Date: November 23, 2022 17:30

He and Roger Daltrey made an album together...some really good songs on there...covers, I believe...Thank you.

Re: OT: Rest in Peace, Wilko Johnson
Posted by: parislocksmith ()
Date: November 23, 2022 17:41

Sad and curiously unexpected news but I guess we should be thankful that he cheated death for so long.

Great story about Ian Dury here:

[www.youtube.com]

"1980's BBC music course"

Thanks for the link. I had missed this completely.

Re: OT: Rest in Peace, Wilko Johnson
Posted by: crholmstrom ()
Date: November 23, 2022 17:55

RIP

Re: OT: Rest in Peace, Wilko Johnson
Posted by: glimmerman ()
Date: November 23, 2022 18:06

Don't quite know what to say. My absolute favorite. An amazing human being.

Unforgettable. May he rest peacefully in "Paradise".

Re: OT: Rest in Peace, Wilko Johnson
Posted by: teleblaster ()
Date: November 23, 2022 18:48

Now that the shock has worn off, can start to reflect upon how much joy his music has given me. First saw him with Dr Feelgood on "The Geordie Scene" on Saturday afternoon TV in 1975 and was blown away. Their energy level reminded me of early Stones (and they played Route 66 on the show) with a strict adherence to 3 chords and a barely harnessed energy. Saw Dr Feelgood live with Wilko twice after that and these remain two of the best shows I've ever witnessed. Saw him many times from 1978 onwards after he left the band and, while I've always loved his shows, he never quite hit the heights of the early Feelgoods. I saw Dr Feelgood once after he left - I was actually on the same bill - with Gypie Mayo on guitar. Whilst they were a solid band with a charismatic frontman, they lacked the magic of the Wilko days. I always likened it to the Stones without Keith. I met Wilko once at a meet and greet and he was a pure gentleman. He was a huge influence upon my guitar playing - hey, check my username - and always a pleasure to watch in action. I suppose his vocals were a bit of an acquired taste, but he was a top notch performer and always a treat to see him play with Norman and Dylan in more recent years. I held onto tickets to see him for two years during lockdown, then had to miss the rescheduled show as I had contracted covid. Now there won't be any more chances and I'm just grateful for the many happy hours I've spent watching him and the many years I've continued to love these early Feelgood tracks, in particular. I'll never forget the warmth of the reception he got at his "farewell" concert in Glasgow and how emotional his final "goodbye" was. Just so grateful he got all those extra years after the gift of life-saving surgery.

Re: OT: Rest in Peace, Wilko Johnson
Posted by: bye bye johnny ()
Date: November 23, 2022 19:23

Thanks for that homage, teleblaster.

RIP Wilko.

Re: OT: Rest in Peace, Wilko Johnson
Posted by: Hairball ()
Date: November 23, 2022 19:39

Very sad news..............

RIP WILKO






_____________________________________________________________
Rip this joint, gonna save your soul, round and round and round we go......

Re: OT: Rest in Peace, Wilko Johnson
Posted by: snoopy2 ()
Date: November 23, 2022 20:39

Quote
Mathijs
His guitar lesson in the 1980's BBC music course was hugely influential to me -instead of playing 'correct' and 'neat' my music teacher was teaching me, Wilko showed how to hit hard and play dirty, with that fantastic gnarly Tele sound he achieved. It still is part of how I play.

RIP Wilko.

[www.youtube.com]

Mathijs

smiling smiley

Re: OT: Rest in Peace, Wilko Johnson
Posted by: EddieByword ()
Date: November 23, 2022 20:51

sad smiley

Re: OT: Rest in Peace, Wilko Johnson
Posted by: ukcal ()
Date: November 23, 2022 20:55

RIP, Rodger Daltry pays tribute over on the Who web site www.thewho.com, I tried to copy the link but it crashes

OT: Rest in Peace, Wilko Johnson
Posted by: bye bye johnny ()
Date: November 23, 2022 21:20


Re: OT: Rest in Peace, Wilko Johnson
Posted by: redkev ()
Date: November 23, 2022 22:24

Was lucky enough to catch him at the George Robey in Finsbury Park in late 1990 I think or maybe early '91. Incredibly energetic fantastic performance. Brought the house down with a scintillating version of 'Milk and Alcohol'. Great gig and fantastic times in a much missed London venue.

RIP Wilko

Re: OT: Rest in Peace, Wilko Johnson
Posted by: Cristiano Radtke ()
Date: November 23, 2022 22:30

Beautiful post, teleblaster!

I also had a lot of fun listening to his recordings from the Feelgoods, Blockheads and so on. His live album "Don't Let Your Daddy Know" is always in great rotation here.

RIP to a legend. Thanks for the music, Wilko!

Re: OT: Rest in Peace, Wilko Johnson
Posted by: Kingbeebuzz ()
Date: November 23, 2022 22:37

Lucky to see him in May this year in Shrewsbury UK after two postponed concerts due to Covid. He still delivered. A unique guitar style. A charismatic stage presence. RIP Wilko........those DR. Feelgood tracks are often played.

Re: OT: Rest in Peace, Wilko Johnson
Posted by: Paddy ()
Date: November 23, 2022 23:07

RIP Wilko.
From memory, he lasted 10 years longer than I thought he would, he was expecting to die around the time he did that album with Daltery. He had a unique guitar style.

Re: OT: Rest in Peace, Wilko Johnson
Posted by: djgab ()
Date: November 23, 2022 23:49

sad news. Rest in Peace, true hero for both life and guitar.

Re: OT: Rest in Peace, Wilko Johnson
Posted by: crawdaddy ()
Date: November 24, 2022 00:03

My fave video of Wilko and Dr Feelgood.




Re: OT: Rest in Peace, Wilko Johnson
Posted by: Aquamarine ()
Date: November 24, 2022 00:05

I just assumed he was immortal, like Keith.

Re: OT: Rest in Peace, Wilko Johnson
Posted by: teleblaster ()
Date: November 24, 2022 00:12

Quote
Aquamarine
I just assumed he was immortal, like Keith.
He was close, very close...

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