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#1 Phil

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Posted 09 January 2013 - 07:07 PM

http://www.bbc.co.uk...t-arts-20956351


Very sad indeed, his music has played such an important part in my life, :(
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#2 terrywebbisgod

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Posted 09 January 2013 - 07:12 PM

Sad news indeed,I grew up listening to Wilko and my 14 year old son listens to his stuff too.
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#3 Wolford6

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Posted 09 January 2013 - 07:40 PM

I've seen him several times. Bona fide guitar great and bags of pent up energy let loose at every single show.

I thought he looked pretty rough on the Dr Feelgood retrospective last year on BBC.

Very sad.

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#4 Johnoco

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Posted 09 January 2013 - 08:11 PM

Terrible news. A total nutcase with the guitar and all round legend. Vile disease.

#5 WearyRhino

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Posted 09 January 2013 - 09:13 PM

Awful news. I have seen Wilko in excess of 30 times. Always fantastic. Hope he can beat the odds.

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Posted 10 January 2013 - 11:57 AM

bloody hell
a music hero of mine and a direct link to Johnny Kidd and The Pirates

I hope he keeps goiung until he drops doing what he loves doing and what he is so brilliant at.
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#7 WearyRhino

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Posted 10 January 2013 - 12:50 PM

bloody hell
a music hero of mine and a direct link to Johnny Kidd and The Pirates

I hope he keeps goiung until he drops doing what he loves doing and what he is so brilliant at.


I've heard that's the plan and he has declined chemotherapy to do so. Currently in Japan. New album and live DVD planned. As well a tours of France and UK. I hope to catch him again.

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#8 Ullman

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Posted 10 January 2013 - 02:35 PM

Absolutely awful news.

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#9 Ullman

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Posted 10 January 2013 - 04:55 PM

bloody hell
a music hero of mine and a direct link to Johnny Kidd and The Pirates

I hope he keeps goiung until he drops doing what he loves doing and what he is so brilliant at.

Without Mick Green I doubt there would have been Wilko as we know him.

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Posted 20 January 2013 - 10:38 AM

Four UK farewell concerts announced for early March, Holmfirth will be nearest for most people here I guess. On sale tomorrow morning. http://www.wilkojohnson.org/#!__tour-dates

I'll be going to the London one. I've been meaning to see him for a few years but never made it to one of his shows. Here's hoping he at least has several months in reasonable health and goes out with a bang.

#11 l'angelo mysterioso

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Posted 20 January 2013 - 10:46 AM

Without Mick Green I doubt there would have been Wilko as we know him.


agreed, and Wilko would say the same
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#12 Futtocks

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Posted 22 January 2013 - 03:52 PM

Wilko Johnson interview.

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Posted 23 January 2013 - 06:10 PM

Wilko Johnson interview.


a great interview I got a bit lump in the throaty
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Posted 25 January 2013 - 11:14 AM

Wilko will be on Front Row, Radio 4 this evening. Preview on Today programme this morning brought a lump to the throat.

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#15 Futtocks

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Posted 25 January 2013 - 11:55 AM

Wilko will be on Front Row, Radio 4 this evening. Preview on Today programme this morning brought a lump to the throat.


Thanks for this heads-up.

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