Wilko Johnson Biography
Wilko Johnson is a multi-talented personage who is recognized as a former member of the pub rock/rhythm and blues band named Dr. Feelgood. The band was formed in the 1970’s. He is a singer, guitarist, songwriter, and actor known for creating his iconic style called the “Duck Walk”.
Handsome and talented, Wilko married his childhood girlfriend, Irene Knight. The husband and wife have two children from their relationship. One of his sons is also a guitarist who plays for the Southend-based band called Eight Rounds Rapid.
Wilko Early Life and Education
John Peter Wilkinson was born on July 12, 1947, in Canvey Island, Essex. The hard working singer holds a British Nationality and belongs to white ethnicity.
Multi-talented, Wilko Johnson during his young age.
Wilko first completed his primary education from the Westcliff High School. In that respect, he worked in several local bands and recognized several talented personalities. Afterward, he joined the University of Newcastle and studied BA in the English Language and Literature.
After graduation, Wilko then began his professional music career. At the beginning of his musical journey, he traveled to India and evolved the pub rock band named Dr. Feelgood. During that time, many young punks got influence from them and they appreciated their work.
Their first two studios albums were Down by the Jetty and Malpractice which was released in 1974 and 1975 respectively. They came to highlight after performing the live album Stupidity in 1976. Similarly, they also reached no. 1 in the official UK album chart. However, Johnson later left the group in order to pursue his solo career.
So far, Wilko has released several albums till the date. Some of his albums are listed below
- Solid Senders- 1978
- Ice on the Motorway- 1980
- Barbed Wire Blues- 1988
- Don’t Let Your Daddy Know- 1991
- Red Hot Rocking Blues- 2003
- The Best of Wilko Johnson, Volume 2- 2010 and so on.
Youtube: Amazing guitarist, Wilko Johnson talking about his guitar Technique;
Recently, he has released the album named I Keep it to Myself and has also been starring opposite Sean Bean as Royal Executioner, Ser Illyn Payne in HBO’s fantasy television series, Game of Thrones.
Wilko Johnson as a role of Ser Ilyn Payne in Game of Thrones.
Likewise, he also made an appearance in the television series, “The Kingsroad”, “Baelor”, “Fire and Blood.”
Youtube: Wilko Johnson’s interview on the BBC Breakfast;
Wilko Personal Life
Aged 70, Wilko married his childhood girlfriend, Irene Knight. The couple was blessed with two children both son named Matthew and Simon. The husband and wife were living a luxurious life. However, the tragic end came to Wilko’s life after the death of his sweetheart in 2004. She died because of cancer.
Former husband and wife, Wilko Johnson and Irene Knight.
After that, Wilko has not bruited to any love affairs and neither any rumors are spread out in the air. He gave all of his time to family and career rather than to his another love life. At present, he aged 70 but still has got a spirit to rock the stage. His son Simon is also a good guitarist. He worked for the Southend-based band called Eight Rounds Rapid.
Wilko Net Worth
Wilko Johnson has earned a big amount of money from his musical professions. Likewise, he has gained a huge name and fame from that professions. As of now, his net worth is under review but his personality describes that his net worth is around million dollars.