To be honest, we really don’t need much encouragement to look back on the fabulous night at the Royal Albert Hall in September with the band, Dr John Cooper Clarke and Eight Rounds Rapid, celebrating Wilko’s 70th birthday and 30 years of the Wilko Johnson Band, so here’s a nice review of the evening’s shenanigans courtesy of Rock Society:
In the mood for a good old read? You’re in luck – there’s a top notch Wilko Johnson feature in the brand new issue of Guitar Interactive Magazine – out now! Wilko discusses five decades in music:
The first episode of Sky Arts series ‘Rock and Roll’ airs in the UK tonight (Friday September 1st) at 9:00PM on Sky Arts Channel.
Wilko is one of the luminaries featured in the series and will feature and perform in episode 3, to be aired on Friday September 15th. This particular episode also features the likes of Jerry Lee Lewis, Wanda Jackson, Lloyd Price, Eric Burdon, Carly Simon, Jimmy Van Eaton, Steve Earle and Charles Connor.
If you want to catch the series in full, it will be available as a box set on Sky Go and Sky On Demand after 11:00PM on Friday 1st September. For broadcast, the remaining episodes will TX at the same time each Friday for the run of the series.
Missed Wilko being interviewed by BBC Essex’s Mark Punter on his Vintage Vinyl show? Don’t worry – here are the Listen Again links, fill yer boots!
Part 1: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p05bdnzd#play
Part 2: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p05bxs5h#play
Rock Society have published an excellent interview with our man Wilko, and you can also find an in-depth interview with both Wilko and Norman in Guitarist Magazine!
Here’s are a couple of excerpt – buy the magazines for the full shebang!
Don’t miss a fab Q&A with Wilko in this month’s Record Collector magazine, released this week.