Wilko Johnson 1947-2022

“More than anything Wilko wanted to be a poet. I was lucky to have known him and have him as a friend. His music lives on but there’s no escaping the final curtain this time.

So it’s goodnight to Mad Carew, the uncompromising Bard of Canvey.”

~ Roger​

14 thoughts on “Wilko Johnson 1947-2022”

  1. Mike Pick says:

    I was lucky enough to be I. The crowd when Wilko and Roger performed Going Back Home at Shepherds Bush … it was R&B on steroids .. Wilko commanded such presence with his unique style and together with Roger what a sound, what an atmosphere , what a great complimentary partnership . I always hope they would tour .. alas just a fabulous memory . Thanks

  2. Pete. says:

    You got a post out quick Rog. Just knew you would. RESPECT! Gonna miss the crazy in black.

  3. RIP Wilko a great loss

  4. Richard says:

    I felt so privileged to have seen Roger perform some Wilko’s songs on his solo tour. Rip Wilko.

  5. Big Dan says:

    So glad Roger had a chance to record with Wilko. They had a great connection.

  6. Guy Cowan says:

    So sad.

  7. Gerard Horridge says:

    RIP big man, great words by Rog.

  8. Les upham says:

    Went to see Wilko at the Concert of the Kings in Wiltshire in 2017 – what a guitarist, straight playing no gimmicks, he could play anywhere with a band and without. R.I.P.

  9. David Swift says:

    OMG I am so sad. Wilko was a one off. He made the sound of Dr Feelgood and when he partnered up with Rog then I was so made up. The Who being the greatest rock n roll band in the word ever

  10. Hans says:

    My condolences to the family and friends of Wilko.
    Such an original soul and sweet man.

  11. Simon Cooper says:

    Roger. What a lovely thing to say.

  12. Adrian Sims says:

    Nailed THE MAN Mister RD. You are all we have now

  13. Are there any official live albuns released by them?

  14. "Gone" Ron Devious says:

    I’m a bit late commenting – only just saw this. The point Roger leaves out is of course that Wilko WAS a poet – a very good one, by anyone’s standards.

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