Dr Feelgood guitarist Gypie Mayo dies aged 62

He replaced Wilko Johnson in the rhythm and blues band in 1977

Dr Feelgood guitarist Gypie Mayo dies aged 62

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Dr Feelgood and Yardbirds guitarist Gypie Mayo has died aged 62.

He replaced Wilko Johnson in Dr Feelgood from 1977 to 1981, before going on to work with Yardbirds from 1996 to 2004.

Johnson announced the news on his Facebook page today, writing "Very sad to hear Gypie Mayo passed away this morning..RIP Gypie".

Gypie, born John Phillip Cawthra, worked at a printing shop for three years, before joining blues band White Mule in 1969.

After the band split he played in various groups before replacing joining Dr Feelgood. He played with the group for four years and appears on six albums, including Be Seeing You, Private Practice, and As It Happens.

He also co-wrote Dr Feelgood’s only UK top 10 single 'Milk And Alcohol', and played on four of the five other Dr Feelgood singles to have appeared in the UK Singles Chart.

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