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Wilko Johnson

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Artist's top tracks

Going Back Home Wilko Johnson, Roger Daltrey 04:01
Ice On The Motorway Wilko Johnson, Roger Daltrey 02:51
I Keep It To Myself Wilko Johnson, Roger Daltrey 03:22
Sneaking Suspicion Wilko Johnson, Roger Daltrey 03:45
Keep It Out Of Sight Wilko Johnson, Roger Daltrey 02:44
Keep On Loving You Wilko Johnson, Roger Daltrey 02:57
All Through The City Wilko Johnson, Roger Daltrey 02:50
Going Back Home Wilko Johnson, Roger Daltrey 03:17
First Thing In The Morning Wilko Johnson 04:48
Some Kind Of Hero Wilko Johnson, Roger Daltrey 02:25

Most popular release

Going Back Home
Ice On The Motorway
I Keep It To Myself
Can You Please Crawl Out Your Window


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A huge frantic presence with a deathly stare and a jerky, powerful guitar style, Wilko Johnson was a ball of energy bashing out DIY R&B with furious intent and helped pave the way for the punk rock movement. Born John Wilkinson on July 12, 1947, in Canvey Island, Essex, England, he worked briefly as an English teacher before his rhythm and blues / rock band Dr. Feelgood became the main protagonists of the 1970s punk rock scene which saw groups of oddball art students playing high energy R&B in small venues with a fevered, anarchic spirit. Dr. Feelgood went on to release the Number 1 live album Stupidity (1976) which was sandwiched in between the acclaimed studio albums Down by the Jetty (1975), Malpractice (1975), and Sneakin' Suspicion (1977). Disagreements led to Wilko Johnson leaving the band and he went on to form Solid Senders, joined Ian Dury and The Blockheads, played with Johnny Thunders, and enjoyed a long career fronting The Wilko Johnson Band. He appeared in both the first and second seasons of the enormously successful TV series Game of Thrones and, despite being diagnosed with terminal cancer in 2013, continued to gig frequently and collaborate with Roger Daltrey on the album Going Back Home (2014). After discovering that his terminal diagnosis was inaccurate, he underwent surgery and came through the other side cancer-free. With a new lease on life, he returned to the studio to work on new material with The Wilko Johnson Band resulting in the 2018 album Blow Your Mind. After enjoying several more years of activity, Wilko Johnson died on November 21, 2022, at the age of 75.