Most people knew the name “Elvis,” but so many more didn’t know John Wilkinson, the fabulous guy who backed Elvis up on rhythm guitar. It’s a shame, because so many people who are behind the really famous names just don’t often get the credit they deserve.
They, just like John, were a huge part of what made the act work. They know the artist and what he needs. That was John. Fortunately, Elvis was the kind of guy who did know all this. He considered John one of his best friends. John Wilkinson passed on not long not terribly long ago, but still all too soon, on January 11, 2013. He was only 67. Check out this interview that John gave back in 2010.