Country Artists We’ve Lost in 2013: John Wilkinson
Elvis Presley‘s right hand man for the last 10 years of his career was John Wilkinson. The rhythm guitarist played over 1,200 shows with the King, leading up to Presley’s death in 1977. Wilkinson described the singer and his fellow TCB bandmates as family. “Besides my own father, he was probably the most kind and compassionate and considerate and generous man I’ve ever met in my life,” he said. People had kind words for him as well after he died on Jan. 11 following a cancer battle.