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Just What The Dr. Ordered: A New Guitarist To Replace Wilko In The Feelgoods

Harry Doherty, Melody Maker, 7 May 1977

IT'S BARDOT'S, Canvey Island, formerly Cloud Nine, former weekly haunt of Dr. Feelgood. It's Thursday, almost midnight, and Wilko Johnson has well and truly joined the dearly departed. Tonight, the unknown, but thoroughly good, John Mayo will fill his shoes. No mean feat. No more than a hundred local punters will witness this debut. It's a secret gig, a warm-up for an approaching British tour, and, most importantly for Mayo, an audition in front of the home crowd.

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