The First Time With Wilko Johnson

Sunday 9 June

12.00pm-1.00pm

BBC RADIO 6 MUSIC

Earlier this year, Dr Feelgood guitarist Wilko Johnson was diagnosed with terminal cancer of the pancreas. In this emotional First Time With... Matt Everitt chats to the influential musician, reflecting on his death and why he has chosen not to receive any chemotherapy.

Wilko looks back fondly at a life in music - growing up in Canvey Island, Essex, his band's influence on the roots of the British punk scene, and playing with Ian Dury and the Blockheads.

In this, the fifth show in the current series of The First Time With... Wilko discusses the pivotal moments and songs that have shaped his life and career.

Presenter and producer/ Matt Everitt

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