Wilko Johnson, Dr. Feelgood guitarist and major influence on the '70s English punk movement, dies aged 75

Wilko Johnson
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Wilko Johnson, guitarist and vocalist of British rock band Dr. Feelgood who heavily influenced the English punk movement in the ‘70s, has died aged 75.

News of Johnson’s death was confirmed on his social media pages early this morning. Revealing that the guitarist died on Monday (November 21) in his home, a tribute reads: “This is the announcement we never wanted to make, and we do so with a very heavy heart: Wilko Johnson has died.

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Sam Roche

Sam was Staff Writer at GuitarWorld.com from 2019 to 2023, and also created content for Total Guitar, Guitarist and Guitar Player. He has well over 15 years of guitar playing under his belt, as well as a degree in Music Technology (Mixing and Mastering). He's a metalhead through and through, but has a thorough appreciation for all genres of music. In his spare time, Sam creates point-of-view guitar lesson videos on YouTube under the name Sightline Guitar.