Wilko Johnson

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O2 Shepherd's Bush Empire, Shepherd's Bush Sunday April 26 2015
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Now thankfully free from cancer, the inimitable and influential Essex guitarist keeps on chugging away

After he was diagnosed with terminal cancer in 2012, the legendary Canvey Island guitar man stilled toured incessantly, declaring that he ‘didn’t like this retirement business’. Now apparently free from cancer after a long and complex operation last year, Wilko shows no signs of slowing down. His thrillingly intimate and rough guitar style has been an influence on players from Mick Jones to Steve Albini, and is really something to see live as he pumps out his strain of hard-drivin’ R’n’B.

Venue name: O2 Shepherd's Bush Empire
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Address: Shepherd's Bush Green

W12 8TT
Transport: Tube: Shepherd's Bush

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steve faulkner

Was privileged enough to see the man at Koko last night. You are looking at someone who knows they don't have much time left on this planet, yet goes out and gives it everything - who knows how he is feeling or how much pain hes carrying? The music is fantastic, the atmosphere superb and the man is obviously enjoying himself. I for one will be proud to say "I was there" when we remember the legend of Wilko - get there if you can.