“I’m supposed to be dead”! Following Wilko’s recovery from cancer last year, the former Dr. Feelgood guitarist has enjoyed a rousing return to the live arena performing on 6th March 2015 at the Cambridge Junction, a fundraiser for Cambridge’s Addenbrooke’s Hospital who performed surgery on Johnson last year.
We are privileged to welcome the Wilko Johnson Band to this year’s festival.
Wilko Johnson, guitarist and founding member of Dr. Feelgood, has influenced everyone from Joe Strummer, Mick Jones to Steve Albini. In 1971, Wilko first made his name when he formed Dr. Feelgood; a British pub rock band from Canvey Island, Essex. Known for their high energy live performances. Their 1976 breakthrough live album, Stupidity reached No.1 in the official UK album chart.
By the time Dr. Feelgood released their fourth album, Sneakin’ Suspicion (1977), Johnson left the group to pursue a solo career. By 1980, Johnson joined Ian Dury and the Blockheads.