Tag: biography

  • Wilko Johnson Cheerfully Discusses Death, Depression, Cancer….and Canvey Island

    Wilko Johnson Cheerfully Discusses Death, Depression, Cancer….and Canvey Island

    Wilko Johnson was at Rough Trade East last night in conversation with author Zoë Howe to discuss his new book “Don’t You Leave Me Here”.  The former Dr Feelgood guitarist has written about his extraordinary life: chart topping success, the argument that led to the break up of the band, his time with Ian Dury […]

  • Lee Brilleaux: Rock n Roll Gentleman

    Lee Brilleaux: Rock n Roll Gentleman

       January 1976. Dr Feelgood are tearing up venues across the UK. “Malpractice”, their second album has reached the top twenty. Eighteen months earlier they were still playing two shows a night because they needed the money. But lead singer Lee Brilleaux can’t do things in half measures. The band might think about preserving their energy […]

  • New Ray Davies Biography: A Complicated Life by Johnny Rogan

    New Ray Davies Biography: A Complicated Life by Johnny Rogan

    Kinks fans have been spoiled of late with a number of books about the band, particularly as for many years there was no definitive Kinks bio. Both Davies brothers penned their own versions of the tale with Ray’s X-Ray and Dave’s Kink, but, naturally, they only tell the tale from their own perspectives. “God Save The […]

  • Help Launch Zoe Howe’s New Book About Lee Brilleaux!

    Help Launch Zoe Howe’s New Book About Lee Brilleaux!

    Lee Brilleaux was the charismatic singer of Dr Feelgood. An Alpha Male and hard drinking front man, backed by a tight band, including the bug-eyed mop-topped Wilko Johnson. Wilko Johnson and Lee Brilleaux parted company at the height of their success, having blazed a trail for punk. It was over forty years ago since they released their […]