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Calm News Wilco Johnson is dead

Calm News Wilco Johnson is dead

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Wilco Johnson, best known as the guitarist for Dr. Feelgood, has died at the age of 75. The cause of death has not yet been given.

A post on Johnson’s social media account confirmed the news, saying: “This is the announcement we never wanted to make, and we make it with a very heavy heart: Wilco Johnson has passed away. He died at home on Monday, November 21st. Thank you for the family’s privacy during this very sad time. To honor. Rep. Wilco Johnson.”

Widely acclaimed as one of the most innovative and individual guitarists of his generation. He and Dr. Feelgood is generally cited as one of the main influences on the British punk movement of the late 1970s.

Born in Canvey Island, Essex, Johnson formed Dr Feelgood in 1971 with singer Lee Brilleaux and bassist John B ‘Spurco’ Sparks. Drummer John ‘The Big Figure’ Martin joined shortly after.

Becoming one of the most popular bands on the London pub rock circuit, Johnson recorded three studio albums with the band, as well as the chart-topping 1976 live album. foolishness.

Johnson formed The Wilco Johnson Band and joined Ian Dury’s band The Blockheads. She also made her acting debut in 2011, playing Sir Eileen Payne game of thrones.

In January 2013 he was diagnosed with terminal pancreatic cancer. At this time he said front row that he was allowed to live nine or ten months. As the diagnosis described him feeling “clearly alive”, he embarked on a farewell tour and recorded an album called Roger Daltrey. going back home which was released the following year.

In 2014, while receiving the ‘Icon Award’ at the Q Awards, she revealed that after an eleven-hour operation, she is now cancer-free.

This is a developing story and will be updated soon


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