Thursday, 10 January 2013

Wilko Johnson

I'm terribly saddened by the dreadfully upsetting news of Wilko Johnson's terminal illness. I vividly remember watching the following performance on The Geordie Scene after school one day in 1975 and immediately phoning all my friends to discuss what on earth it was that we'd just witnessed. None of us had ever seen anything like Dr Feelgood, and specially Wilko, in our young lives.

4 comments:

Singing Bear said...

Oh no...this is so sad. A legend. Oddly, I first saw The Feelogoods on the very same 'Geordie Scene' show. Must be our age. Blessings to you, Wilko.

C said...

Yes, so sad. I never did see the Feelgoods, the one time they were due to play near me and I was going it got cancelled at the last minute. I've never seen Wilko solo either. I gather he's going to carry on working as long as he can, and doing farewell gigs in the UK in the near future. That will be so poignant, but what a great, and admirable, way to bow out.

Old Pa's Corner said...

Sad indeed had bit of a soft spot for the Feegoods

John Medd said...

Maybe now the interlopers who laughingly call themselves Dr Feelgood will, as a mark of respect, drop the name. Finally. Brilleaux went a long time ago and now Johnson's following in his footsteps.

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