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Wilko Johnson, Potato Salad Confession, Sleepwalking

Dr Feelgood legend Wilko Johnson chats to Simon about 'Blow Your Mind', his first album of new material in 30 years.

Dr Feelgood legend Wilko Johnson chats to Simon about 'Blow Your Mind', his first album of new material in 30 years.

Wilko was diagnosed in late 2012 with terminal pancreatic cancer. However, despite the doctors' worst predictions, he continued to perform with a new lust for life and even made the most successful album of his career 'Going Back Home' with the legendary Roger Daltrey.

Following that album's success he announced that, thanks to a third opinion from a doctor moonlighting as a rock photographer - and life-saving surgery - he was now cancer-free. With customary humour Wilko said of this late-career resurgence "Man, there's nothing like being told you're dying to make you feel alive".

1 hour, 55 minutes

Music Played

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  • Bryan Ferry

    Let's Stick Together

    • Bryan Ferry/Roxy Music - Street Life.
    • Eg.
  • Nikhil

    Silver And Gold

    • (CD Single).
    • East West.
    • 001.
  • Gary Numan

    Are Friends Electric?

    Performer: Tubeway Army.
    • Our Friends Electric (Various Artists).
    • Telstar.
  • Bruno Mars

    Finesse (Remix) (feat. Cardi B)

    • (CD Single).
    • Atlantic.
  • Tom Petty

    Into The Great Wide Open

    • Tom Petty - Anthology.
    • MCA.
  • David Guetta & Sia

    Flames

    • (CD Single).
    • Parlophone.
  • The Pasadenas

    I'm Doing Fine Now

    • (CD Single).
    • Columbia.
  • The Pointer Sisters

    I'm So Excited

    • Greatest Hits.
    • BBR.
    • 020.
  • Alice Merton

    No Roots

    • (CD Single).
    • Paper Plane Records International.
  • Wilko Johnson

    Caledonia

  • Blossoms

    I Can't Stand It

    • Cool, Like You.
    • EMI.
  • Viola Wills

    Gonna Get Along Without You Now

    • Soul Years 1979 (Various Artists).
    • Knight Records.
  • Diana Ross

    Ain't No Mountain High Enough

    • Diana Ross & The Supremes - 40 Motown.
    • Polygram Tv.
  • Josh Groban

    Symphony

    • Bridges.
    • Warner Bros.
  • Paolo Nutini

    Pencil Full Of Lead

    • (CD Single).
    • Atlantic.
    • 1.
  • Freda Payne

    Unhooked Generation

    • Unhooked Generation: The Complete Invictus Recordings.
    • Castle Music.
    • 1.

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