Wilko Johnson will be signing copies of his official autobiography “Looking Back At Me” at an exclusive book signing at Rough Trade East at 7pm on Wednesday May 30th. The signing will be followed by a Q&A and a 30-minute live set featuring Wilkoand his band.
Hailed as a unique, vibrant and hotly anticipated autobiography of the former DrFeelgood guitarist, British R&B legend and proto-punk pioneer, the autobiography is written and collated with acclaimed music writer Zoė Howe. Funny, deeply personal and visually compelling, Looking Back At Me is a fascinating rock 'n' roll scrapbook and oral history, and genuine treasure trove, marking the first time Wilko has told his story, no holds barred.
The book can be pre-ordered online from Cadiz Music HERE.
The Canvey Island raised guitarist shares his recollections on everything from his Essex childhood and his Indian odyssey as a hippy, to the wild, turbulent days of Dr Feelgoodand Ian Dury and The Blockheads, to his current band featuring Norman Watt-Roy(bass) and Dylan Howe (drums). Wilko also expands on his love for astronomy, art, literature, clouds, poetry, sci-fi, and Shakespeare; making him the ultimate Renaissance man of rock. The book features previously unseen images of Wilko, plus ephemera and anecdotes from Wilko fans including Robert Plant, Alison Moyet, JJ Burnel, KeithLevene, Gavin Martin and Whispering Bob Harris. The book features a foreword by MickFarren.
Read the official press release and download the autobiography artwork HERE.
Wilko will also perform a concert at the Half Moon Putney in London on Thursday May 31st. Prior to the concert, Wilko and Zoe Howe will participate in talk/Q&A/signing at 7pm followed by a full concert at 8:15. The two events are separately ticketed atwww.halfmoon.co.uk/event/288.