View Full Version : Wilko Johnson on BBC1 shortly..

24-11-2015, 09:08 PM
'Julien Temple updates the remarkable story of Dr Feelgood musician Wilko Johnson. Reflecting on his impending death following his diagnosis of pancreatic cancer, Johnson muses on the transformative power of mortality. Determined to live out his remaining months playing music, he records an album with Roger Daltrey in a mere eight days and embarks on a series of farewell tours. Yet, there is an unexpected twist in the tale, captured here by Julien Temple and interwoven with remarkable archive footage and music.'

See the link, should be worth a view.

BBC1 10.40pm. - view external link (http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b06qqrk9)

24-11-2015, 09:15 PM
Tremendous player and innovator. Remarkable story and well worth a view.

24-11-2015, 11:15 PM
How powerful, emotional and inspirational was that ?

Good to be alive, take what you have got and enjoy it to the full

25-11-2015, 09:10 AM
Remarkable story. ....kept my attention going until the small hours.

I saw Dr Feelgod in 1975 (ish) St George's Hall Bradford. Was only 16 and I only knew one of their singles....came away knowing who Wilko Johnson was.

25-11-2015, 06:19 PM
What an amazing story . Dr Feelgood wasn't my taste in music but what a character Wilko was and a very intelligent man he was .

25-11-2015, 06:37 PM
This thread is useless without music...This is 'Back in the Night' live...This song is really about the fab Lee Brilleaux [RIP]...Wilco is in the black shirt, I will put one more song up shortly which features Wilco...Lee was an excellent front man, he died too young [41]

- last night's programme was heavy going I thought, but excellent viewing..I think all the band were from Canvey Island, I never saw them live unfortunately.

Wilko what a bloke. I don't know much about guitar playing but I could watch him all day. I hope he is around for a while yet. - view external link (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uvRNRiA_h34&index=4&list=PLkQgYGT4OQxTCehPFFOcnZ-AG_tZN1GuS)

25-11-2015, 06:56 PM
Sorry wrong clip, but it was decent.

'She does it right'..the first 2 songs show what Wilco was at, in his prime; not the best quality video, but it's real. - view external link (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aBBfVBqQif8)

25-11-2015, 07:05 PM
'She does it right' was ripped off by Paul Weller on one of his solo albums (his song something about 'floorboards', can't remember).

Did a few gigs with the Feelgoods back in the day. Wilko a true gent and Brilleaux sadly missed.

25-11-2015, 07:27 PM
This link shows you what a character and skilled/innovative musician he is - quite humble too

Enjoy - view external link (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wMlhWvIh7U4&list=RDywQf_q_T6g8&index=3)

25-11-2015, 07:41 PM
Brilleaux was a proper geezer, to use the local vernacular. I've never seen anyone drink like him.

26-11-2015, 11:52 AM
Grew up listening to 'Malpractice' love that album. Wilkos made some excellent solo albums. Can't find anything on youtube from 'Ice on the Motorway' (1980) but heres a link from the Solid Senders album from 78. - view external link (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CWsH-eRdBCY&list=PL8Gcj-iSxzRe_Llx2irC9vU8ThHsmNl17&index=21)