K.K. DowningK.K. Downing
was born as Kenneth Downing on October 27
in West Bromwich
. 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.