Friday, 11 January 2013

Wilko does it right

Sad news arrives that Wilko Johnson has been diagnosed with terminal cancer. The man is a Southend and Canvey legend and his book Looking Back at Me is a great off-the-wall read of Dr Feelgood madness and mayhem, life on the hippy trail and stargazing. His Canvey Island gig features in my book The Joy of Essex as well as his telescope in a dome on top of his Southend gaff. Wilko is now embarking on a farewell tour so let's all give him a cosmic send-off and a blue plaque outside the Labworth Cafe.

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