Wilko Johnson

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Wilko Johnson on life in lockdown: I feel grateful to be alive
The musician, who cheated death a few years back, looks forward to the end of his strict isolation at home in Southend

Wilko Johnson

08, Jun, 2020 @5:30 AM

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My first love song: musicians remember the soundtracks to their teenage crushes
A shaggy Texan, a firebreathing dancer, Liz Taylor … stars relive their first loves – and the tunes that bring them back

Interviews by Paul Lester

14, Feb, 2017 @7:00 AM

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‘As long as there are hairbrushes, people will sing’ – the best of 2016’s webchats
Jon Bon Jovi’s key change killer, Gemma Arterton’s weep-off with Glenn Close, the weirdest thing that ever happened to Harry Shearer … here are the highlights of 2016’s culture webchats

Ben Beaumont-Thomas

29, Dec, 2016 @7:00 AM

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Don’t You Leave Me Here: My Life by Wilko Johnson – review
The wild-eyed Dr Feelgood musician reveals how it felt to live under a death sentence in this moving, rambling memoir

Jude Rogers

07, Jun, 2016 @6:00 AM

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Wilko Johnson webchat – your questions answered on cancer, biscuits, guitars and learning Latin
The Dr Feelgood musician on everything from being given 10 months to live, recording an album in the 11th month, how music has changed and why biscuits are bad news

31, May, 2016 @12:41 PM

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Status Quo/Wilko Johnson review – trance boogie and bluesy pub rock
The Quo deliver a hypnotic rave for pogoers, while Johnson’s magnetic stare and machine-gun strut light up a stodgy set

David Bennun

13, Dec, 2015 @1:45 PM

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Cult heroes: Lee Brilleaux, the bluesman who helped kickstart punk rock
Lee Collinson was the hard-working, blues-obsessed frontman of Dr Feelgood. But it was his punk attitude that was the secret to the success of the band

Tim Burrows

01, Dec, 2015 @12:03 PM

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Cambridge folk festival review – Rhiannon Giddens ‘just beautiful’
Giddens was a revelation in a festival in which American bands dominated, and Punch Brothers proved they’re one of the most inventive acoustic bands on the planet

Robin Denselow

02, Aug, 2015 @12:41 PM

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The Ecstasy of Wilko Johnson review – rocking against the dying of the light
Julien Temple crafts an uplifting ode to life in this celebration of Dr Feelgood’s Wilko Johnson and his battle against cancer

Mark Kermode, Observer film critic

19, Jul, 2015 @8:00 AM

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The Ecstasy of Wilko Johnson review – a sparkling tribute to a diamond geezer
The Dr Feelgood guitarist holds forth winningly on life, love and the prospect of death in Julien Temple’s affectionate portrait

Leslie Felperin

16, Jul, 2015 @8:45 PM

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Wilko Johnson: ‘I can’t get my head around the idea that I’ve got a future’
After guitar hero Wilko Johnson was diagnosed with terminal cancer two years ago, his calm, philosophical acceptance of imminent death made him even more beloved and admired. And then the strangest thing happened: he didn’t die. So now what?

Alexis Petridis

10, Jul, 2015 @2:00 PM

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Dr Feelgood’s Wilko Johnson on Shunkoin Temple in Kyoto
The rock band’s founder and guitarist found perfect tranquility in a Japanese monastery after being diagnosed with terminal cancer

Wilko Johnson

10, Jun, 2015 @11:30 AM

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