Thursday, 15 March 2018

The First Time With... Series 5 - 5. Wilko Johnson

THE FIRST TIME WITH... SERIES 5 - 5. WILKO JOHNSON (320kbs-m4a/134mb/58mins)
BBC Radio 6 Music broadcast: 6th January 2018

In 2013 former Dr Feelgood guitarist Wilko Johnson was diagnosed with terminal cancer of the pancreas.

In this emotional First Time with... Matt Everitt chats to the influential musician, reflecting on his death and why he has chosen not to receive any chemotherapy.

He looks back fondly at a life in music - growing up in Canvey Island, his band's influence on the roots of the British punk scene, and playing with Ian Dury and the Blockheads.

Wilko discusses the pivotal moments and songs that have shaped his life and career.

After this programme was first broadcast in 2013, Wilko underwent a pioneering nine hour procedure to remove the tumour and he has remained cancer-free since then.

Dr. Feelgood - Back In The Night
The Weavers - Greensleeves
Elgar - Nimrod (from "Enigma Variations")
The Rolling Stones - Come On [London]
John Lee Hooker - Dimples [Warner Music]
Johnny Kidd & The Pirates - A Shot Of Rhythm And Blues [Demon]
Dr. Feelgood - Roxette [EMI]
Dr. Feelgood - She Does It Right [EMI]
Bo Diddley - Pretty Thing [White Label]
Chuck Berry - Talkin About You [Weton Wesgram]
Dr. Feelgood - Sneakin' Suspicion [EMI]
Ian Dury & The Blockheads - I Want To Be Straight [Demon]
Dr. Feelgood - Going Back Home (Live) [EMI]
Howlin’ Wolf - Smokestack Lightnin' [Weton Wesgram]

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