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    Johnson, Wilko (12th July 1947-Present)

    He is a guitarist born John Wilkinson in Canvey Island, Essex, England.  He studied English at the University of Newcastle upon Tyne, after having played with various local groups, and when he finished his education he returned to Essex to play with the Pigboy Charlie Band.  This became the group known as Dr. Feelgood where he developed his own style of playing and saw success when their album Stupidity reached No. 1 in the UK album charts.  Prior to becoming a member of Ian Dury and the Blockheads he formed the group Solid Senders in 1977, essentially a backing band, and they released the album Solid Senders that same year.  After releasing several LPs he formed The Wilko Johnson Band in the mid 1980s and featured the Blockhead's bass player Norman Watt-Ray and drummer Salvatore Ramundo.  They have toured regularly since the 1990s and in 200 he recorded the album Live in Japan.

     

    Sources:

    1. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wilko_Johnson
    2. www.answers.com/topic/wilko-johnson

     

    Here he is performing "Bye Bye Johnny"...

     

     

            

     

     

     

     



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