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Wilko Johnson and Roger Daltrey

Wilko Johnson and Roger Daltrey Photo Credit: Lawrence Watson
Diagnosed With Cancer, Wilko Johnson Just Keeps Rocking On New Album With The Who’s Roger Daltrey


May 22, 2014 - Our guest today is Roger Daltrey, lead singer of The Who. Roger has an album out with former Dr. Feelgood guitarist Wilko Johnson. Dr. Feelgood were a bluesy punk pre-cursor with a larger footprint in the UK than this side of the Atlantic. Johnson was diagnosed with terminal cancer in late 2012 and given 10 months to live. He has defied that prognosis. Refusing chemotherapy he went on a “Farewell Tour” and did everything he always wanted to do including calling on his friend Roger Daltrey to make that album they kept talking about. That album of Wilko Johnson classics, Going Back Home, has been in the British top 20 since it was released earlier this year. Roger Daltrey is here solo today because on the day of the interview Johnson was under the weather. Since then we have learned that Wilko has undergone experimental surgery and is now convalescing. Daltrey vows that should he recover they are definitely recording a follow-up.

Session Setlist
I KEEP IT TO MYSELF
By Wilko Johnson and Roger Daltrey
From Going Back Home

GOING BACK HOME
By Wilko Johnson and Roger Daltrey
From Going Back Home

SHAKIN' ALL OVER
By The Who
From Live at Leeds

CAN YOU PLEASE CRAWL OUT YOUR WINDOW
By Wilko Johnson and Roger Daltrey
From Going Back Home

Recent Release: Going Back Home
Release Date: April 8, 2014
Label: Hip-O Records

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