Continuing his association with the reactivated Chess imprint, the label that issued so many of the tunes that inspired him in his youth, I Keep It To Myself – The Best Of Wilko Johnson draws together 25 tracks recorded between 2008 and 2012 by the legendary guitarist and songwriter with backing largely provided by Norman Watt-Roy (bass) and Dylan Howe (drums), the same rhythm section that performed on Wilko’s enormously successful ‘Going Back Home’ album with Roger Daltrey.
To be clear, those of you who already own the Best Ofs will see, from the track-list Chess have revealed, that these are the same tracks you will already have. However, if you do not already have the Best Ofs, and wish to purchase the compilation, it will now be available via Chess rather than Cadiz going forward.
Yes, Wilko will be joining his fellow Newcastle University alumni for Christmas University Challenge! Wilko’s alma mater will be thrashing it out against City University on December 21st, 7.30pm on BBC 2.
To see full details click here. Don’t miss it! It’s going to be FUN.
Wilko Johnson and the boys have been confirmed for the Rock Against Cancer show at The Kings Arms, All Cannings in Wiltshire on May 20th 2017, joining a great bill which includes The Sweet and Gerry and the Pacemakers.
Wilko Johnson is proud to be on the receiving end of an honorary degree from Anglia Ruskin University this month, at a ceremony at Cambridge Corn Exchange.
Vice-chancellor Professor Iain Martin said: “This is a very special day for those receiving their awards and it will be a great pleasure to be part of the graduation ceremonies, hand our graduates their certificates and honour their achievements. They all deserve to feel both pleased and proud as they mark this important transition.
“The recipients of honorary degrees are exceptional individuals with a connection to the region or the work we do here at Anglia Ruskin University.
“The award acknowledges their contributions to society and we hope will serve as an inspiration to our graduates as they take the next step in their lives.”
Wilko was successfully treated for pancreatic cancer at Cambridge’s Addenbrooke’s hospital and last year he raised more than £10,000 for the Addenbrooke’s Charitable Trust, following the lifesaving surgery.
Read more at http://www.cambridge-news.co.uk/rockers-suzi-quattro-and-wilko-johnson-to-receive-honorary-degrees-from-anglia-ruskin/story-29787881-detail/story.html#opyo0QrPitWyUvy9.99
Fresh from Henley Literary Festival, Wilko heads out on the road again this week with the boys for his UK tour. There are still tickets available for Warrington’s Parr Hall (6th October) and also Salisbury City Hall (13th October) so snap ’em up quick!