Wilko Johnson and Beth Nielsen Chapman talk, and The Coal Porters play live
The legendary Wilko Johnson (Dr Feelgood) talks through his new book Looking Back At Me. Sid Griffin's band, The Coal Porters, play live. Beth Neilsen Chapman also pops in to talk about her work with NASA and an astronomer on her new album and educational project The Mighty Sky.
You may remember Billy Bragg, when talking to Johnnie Walker on his Radio 2 show Sounds Of The 70s recently, saying that punk (and the New York CBGB bands in particular) owed far more to Wilko Johnson than the Sex Pistols, because of his amazing stage charisma, performances, guitar riffs and sense of musical urgency.
Wilko will be talking about the Feelgood days on Canvey Islands, early appearances with Bob on the Old Grey Whistle Test, his solo work, early inspirations and collaborations with Ian Dury and The Blockheads. Wilko might even have some good stories about playing an executioner alongside Sean Bean on the world wide TV hit Game Of Thrones.