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Re: John Wilkinson Died today

Sat Jan 12, 2013 8:19 am

So he was 23 when he started with Elvis in 1969? Amazing! RIP.

Re: John Wilkinson Died today

Sat Jan 12, 2013 8:20 am

Terrible news on such a legendary guitarist.
RIP

Re: John Wilkinson Died today

Sat Jan 12, 2013 8:20 am

Who was singing there?

Re: John Wilkinson Died today

Sat Jan 12, 2013 9:12 am

His music will live on 4 ever

never got to meet John but he sounded like a great bloke

you and Elvis will party up now in Heaven :)

RIP

Re: John Wilkinson Died today

Sat Jan 12, 2013 9:12 am

This is sad news. Rest in peace John.

Re: John Wilkinson Died today

Sat Jan 12, 2013 9:27 am

I know he'd been ill for quite a while. It's very sad, as he was apparently the youngest.

I think Elvis liked him a lot.

RIP.


rjm

Re: John Wilkinson Died today

Sat Jan 12, 2013 9:29 am

:( Yes once i read John had moved to a 'Hospice' ...i knew it wouldn't be long....my mum lasted 2 weeks in one...they normally ONLY let you go into one if the end is near. He seemed like a really nice guy and a terrible sad loss!~ R.I.P. John :cry:
That brief piece of John singing from Lake Tahoe 76' is a very nice & special moment :lol:

Re: John Wilkinson Died today

Sat Jan 12, 2013 10:04 am

Awful news. A true loss. He will be missed very much.
He played ALL concerts with Elvis, july 31 1969 - june 26 1977. It's a very sad fact, but the only one who can say that today is John's good friend, James Burton.
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Re: John Wilkinson Died today

Sat Jan 12, 2013 10:06 am

So Very Sad... :cry: Rest In Peace John. Sigh.

Re: John Wilkinson Died today

Sat Jan 12, 2013 10:41 am

So sorry to hear about the passing of this fine gentleman. Rest in peace sir....

Re: John Wilkinson Died today

Sat Jan 12, 2013 11:13 am

I enjoyed hearing that Early Morning Rain, sounds like he had a nice voice. He did have some records out, correct? Handsome man, too. RIP John

Re: John Wilkinson Died today

Sat Jan 12, 2013 11:15 am

Very sad news. Rest in peace, John.

Re: John Wilkinson Died today

Sat Jan 12, 2013 11:16 am

Very sad,..RIP John..a good friend sent me this ..

http://video.wnpt.org/video/1392250928

Re: John Wilkinson Died today

Sat Jan 12, 2013 11:43 am

RIP John :(

Re: John Wilkinson Died today

Sat Jan 12, 2013 11:45 am

R I P John.Thanks

Re: John Wilkinson Died today

Sat Jan 12, 2013 12:05 pm

Very sad news RIP John now in Heaven with Elvis

Re: John Wilkinson Died today

Sat Jan 12, 2013 12:45 pm

John was a true friend of Elvis and his fans.
He dearly loved both...
Met him several times and the guy really cared... he cared...

I'm sad by his death, but i'm sure John will be happy in the valley....

This is one of our several pics, took 10 years ago....God rest you Johnny...
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Re: John Wilkinson Died today

Sat Jan 12, 2013 12:48 pm

Sad news :( may John will rest in peace in heaven
Thank you John for your music
R.I.P

Re: John Wilkinson Died today

Sat Jan 12, 2013 12:57 pm

John, I'd like to say adios to you with the lyrics of that beautiful song that you suggested Elvis to do in concert and which he finally did, performed to perfection thanks to your gentle guitar playing.
May you rest in peace and be together with your boss and friend Elvis again.


"In the early mornin' rain
With a dollar in my hand
And an aching in my heart
And my -pockets full of sand
I'm a long ways from home
And I missed my loved one so
In the early mornin' rain
With no place to go

Out on runway number nine
Big 707 set to go
Well I'm out here on the grass
Where the pavement never grows
Where the liquor tasted good
And the women all were fast
There she goes my friend
She's rolling out at last

Hear the mighty engines roar
See the silver wing on high
She's away and westward bound
For above the clouds she flies
Where the mornin' rain don't fall
And the sun always shines
She'll be flying over my home
In about three hours time

This ol' airport's got me down
It's no earthly good to me
'Cause I'm stuck here on the ground
Cold and drunk as I might be
Can't jump a jet plane
Like you can a freight train
So I best be on my way
In the early mornin' rain
So I best be on my way
In the early mornin' rain
So I best be on my way
In the early mornin' rain"



I met John a couple of times and he was the most fantastic person one could meet.
A real friend, a warm and caring person and after all Elvis' most loyal musician since the Pres' comeback in 1969.
My heartfelt condolences go to his family and friends.


Rolf

Re: John Wilkinson Died today

Sat Jan 12, 2013 1:06 pm

fg76 wrote:Who was singing there?


on my video? john himself. john talked about it last few years during conventions and tribute concerts

Re: John Wilkinson Died today

Sat Jan 12, 2013 2:11 pm

RIP John.

Re: John Wilkinson Died today

Sat Jan 12, 2013 2:15 pm

R. I. P. Mr. Wilkinson. You will be sadly missed.

Re: John Wilkinson Died today

Sat Jan 12, 2013 2:18 pm

R.I.P. John

Re: John Wilkinson Died today

Sat Jan 12, 2013 2:59 pm

So sorry to hear this. 67 the same age as myself! I had the pleasure of meeting John in 1972 when he attended a party in Hollywood, paid for by Tom Parker, for the final night of the 'Fan Club of Great Britain's' first holiday to the US.

R.I.P. John, you will be greatly missed.

Re: John Wilkinson Died today

Sat Jan 12, 2013 3:09 pm

RIP John.

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