Here’s a very entertaining clip of Wilko’s appearance on Vintage TV, which airs today (Sunday 3rd) at 5pm! Sure to be unmissable – but if you DO miss it, it’s repeated on September 7th at 10.30pm! You lucky people.
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.
Listen up, vinyl-lovers!
The Wilko Best Of collection ‘I Keep It To Myself’, released earlier this year, is finally coming out on vinyl! Featuring sleeve notes by Zoë Howe, Wilko’s co-author (on Wilko Johnson – Looking Back At Me)
Order from The Sound Of Vinyl and get a limited edition signed print.
“Norman felt unwell last night at our Hampton Pools gig and suffered a minor heart attack – has was taken to hospital late last night. He is recovering well and will be kept in for a day or so – we’ll keep you updated as we know more. Thank you for your messages of concern and support.”
UPDATE 19 July: We are happy to say that Norman is leaving hospital today to recover at home. Thanks again for all of your kind messages of support and thanks to the NHS for being so incredible.
Wilko and the boys will be heading to Tilloloy, France, on Saturday 24th June to rock the Retro ‘C’ Trop festival alongside a stellar bunch! The line-up includes The Stranglers, The Beach Boys, Blue Oyster Cult, The Pretenders and Uriah Heep to name but a hard-rockin’ few!
Dr John Cooper Clarke has been announced as Wilko’s special guest for the Royal Albert Hall show on September 26th!
What a fantastic birthday bash it’s going to be for Wilko’s 70th. Got your tickets yet?