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Maidstoned Eagle 09-01-2013 05:03 PM

Wilko Johnson's encore.
I know there´s a few Dr Feelgood fans on here and also fans of this fantastic guitarist, so here is some really sad news. :(

Dr. Feelgood (Official)
NEWS: An important and particularly sad announcement today from Wilko's manager Bob Hoy - via the Wilko Johnson page.

I am very sad to announce that Wilko has recently been diagnosed with terminal cancer of the pancreas. He has chosen not to receive any chemotherapy.

He is currently in good spirits, is not yet suffering any physical effects and can expect to enjoy at least another few months of reasonable health and activity.

He has just set off on a trip to Japan; on his return we plan to complete a new CD, make a short tour of France, then give a series of farewell gigs in the UK. There is also a live DVD in the pipeline, filmed on the last UK tour.

Wilko wishes to offer his sincere thanks for all the support he has had over his long career, from those who have worked with him to, above all, those devoted fans and admirers who have attended
his live gigs, bought his recordings and generally made his life such an extraordinarily full and eventful experience.

Thank you.

Robert Hoy

waddoneagle 09-01-2013 05:05 PM

Real shame a true legend

T at the Palace 09-01-2013 05:12 PM


Originally Posted by waddoneagle
Real shame a true legend

Defo echo that, saw him last year in Manchester supporting the Stranglers at the Academy, he was truly brilliant.

ExiledStirling 09-01-2013 05:14 PM

Very tragic news.

saul1664 09-01-2013 05:15 PM

:( Never got to see him. Bad news.

Herr Colonpharter 09-01-2013 05:19 PM

Sh!t news :(

Is this a consequence of leading a R&R lifestyle or sheer back luck?

El Aguila 09-01-2013 05:23 PM

What a shame - but remember, he has had a bloody brilliant life.

JDawg 09-01-2013 05:35 PM

Jeez. Lee Brilleaux now Wilko!!

Wilko is the nuts as a guitarist and a decent bloke.
Canvey Island's finest.

Big Blue Eagle 09-01-2013 05:38 PM

Wow, that is horrible news, great guitarist, great British eccentric, it was great to see him & Lee at the top of their game at the Hammy Odeon all those years ago. Really hope things go as well as they can for him and his family.

brighton_eagle 09-01-2013 05:47 PM

Great guitarist. Last seen in Game of Thrones. Hope he has a good a final few months as possible.

Tony 09-01-2013 05:50 PM

Very sad news. Saw him play many times, mostly with Norman Watt-Roy at the Half Moon in Putney. It was never less than brilliant. Wilko is an inspirational man, can only wish him the very best.

Palace Guard 09-01-2013 06:30 PM

Keep on rocking Wilko

chatham_eagle 09-01-2013 07:36 PM


herts_palace 09-01-2013 07:47 PM


Originally Posted by saul1664
:( Never got to see him. Bad news.

Nor me.:(

sunshine lucas 09-01-2013 07:49 PM

V sad news... great guitarist, great guy... he's only just published his autobiography...

postman plod 09-01-2013 07:53 PM

Saw him at the Komedia Brighton a few years back.
Great guitarist, and a great showman.
Very sad news.:(

Big Gav 09-01-2013 07:56 PM

Terrible news, saw him a few times over the last couple of years everytime he put on a fantastic show. Great guitarist and a great entertainer on stage

orp pisshead1 09-01-2013 08:00 PM

Scum decease , wish him a peaceful ending :(.

Maidstoned Eagle 09-01-2013 08:04 PM

Maidstoned Eagle 09-01-2013 08:05 PM

And back in the 70´s

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