Jan 14, 2013
By AM740 Staff
Rhythm guitarist John Wilkinson died on Friday January 11th at the age of 67. Wilkinson had played over one thousand shows with Elvis Presley as a member of the TCB Band.
He joined Presley’s backing band at the age of 23 after Presley saw him play on a television show in 1968.
Wilkinson passed away in his home in Springfield, Missouri after a long battle with cancer.
Priscilla and Lisa Marie Presley sent their condolences to Wilkinson’s family and said in a statement: “John and the beautiful music he made with Elvis will live forever in our hearts.”
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