Former Dr Feelgood guitarist hits the Palladium

A guitarist who carved his own niche in British rock history and will be fondly remembered by fans of Dr Feelgood plus Ian Dury and the Blockheads is appearing at the Palladium Club in Bideford on Saturday, October 17. Wilko Johnson, known for his unique

A guitarist who carved his own niche in British rock history and will be fondly remembered by fans of Dr Feelgood plus Ian Dury and the Blockheads is appearing at the Palladium Club in Bideford on Saturday, October 17.

Wilko Johnson, known for his unique choppy guitar style is something of a legend on the "pub rock" circuit as he and his continue to tour extensively.

When rock 'n' roll was shaken from its pre-punk complacency by the emergence of Dr Feelgood, it was their guitarist Wilko who attracted attention - not only for the startling violence of his stage performance, which inspired countless imitators and become one of the classic images of rock 'n' roll.

As a songwriter - from early Feelgood favourites such as Back in the Night to Dr Dupree and Sneaking Suspicion, he has proved himself one of the best and most original exponents of rhythm and blues style this side of the Atlantic.


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Later he worked with Ian Dury and the Blockheads and today the Wilko Johnson Band includes Blockheads bassist Norman Watt-Roy and drummer Dylan Howe.

The band continues to tour across the UK and around the world. Any music fans who would like to see some of the legendary pioneers in action should catch the Wilko Johnson Band at the Palladium in Bideford on October 17. Doors open at 8pm and tickets are available in advance from www.ticketweb.co.uk, from the club on (01237) 478860 or Solo Records in Barnstaple.

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