Gypie Mayo- former Dr. Feelgood guitar player RIP

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We are sad to hear of the death of Gypie Mayo after an illness.

Mayo, born in 1951, was the guitar player who was brought into the iconic band to replace Wilko Johnson – a seemingly impossible task but he pulled it off and was even involved in the group’s biggest hit ‘Milk and Alcohol. he got his nickname from Lee Brilleaux because of his many ailments- hence having the gyp…

 

Post Feelgoods he had played with the Yardbrids and settled down in Bath.

 

It feels like we are losing a special generation of musicians.

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