Wilko Johnson is a man who has played in a successful band, starred in a TV series, published books and beat terminal cancer. He tells his story to Goldmine.
Ray Davies, Suzanne Vega, Paul Weller, The Zombies, and Corinne Bailey Rae are among the artists that were featured on the first series of BBC Radio 4’s Mastertapes. The Mastertapes program presents artists discussing and performing songs from an album that was vitally important to their career.
The guitarist talks about discovering his calling at an early age, the upside of having ankylosing spondylitis and why he’s content to be Motley Crue’s ‘silent partner.’