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K.K. Downing

K.K. Downing was born as Kenneth Downing on October 27, 1951 in West Bromwich, England. Guitarist and founding member of British metal pioneers Judas Priest, Downing has been noted for his wild solos, solid rhythm and legendary lead duet with fellow Priest guitarist Glenn Tipton. Together with his schoolmate and fellow Priest founding member Ian Hill (bass), K.K. has been with the band for 35 years.