Kevin Wilkinson

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Kevin Wilkinson
Birth name Kevin Michael Wilkinson
Born (1958-06-11)11 June 1958
Origin Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire, England
Died 17 July 1999(1999-07-17) (aged 41)
Genres Pop, rock, new wave
Occupation(s) Drummer
Instruments Drums
Years active 1979–1999
Labels Various

Kevin Wilkinson (11 June 1958 – 17 July 1999)[1] was an English drummer, who was based in Swindon, Wiltshire, England.[2]


Born Kevin Michael Wilkinson in Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire,[1] he is credited as a former official member of several successful British pop groups, including The League of Gentlemen (1980), Holly Beth Vincent (1981–82), The Waterboys (1983–84), China Crisis (1983–89) and Squeeze (1995–96).[2] He also appeared in some of his affiliated bands' music videos.

Throughout the course of his career, Wilkinson was a session musician, performing with other artists as diverse as Fish and The Proclaimers, China Crisis, and Howard Jones.[2] He was not related to Squeeze's bass player, Keith Wilkinson, although he was briefly a member of Squeeze at the same time as his namesake, and they can be seen in the video for "This Summer".

Personal life[edit]

He was married to Marilyn Fitzgerald, and had three children, named Finn, Josie and Ellie.[3]


Wilkinson committed suicide on 17 July 1999, aged 41, by hanging himself in the family home in Baydon, near Swindon.[4][3]


  1. ^ a b Doc Rock. "The Dead Rock Stars Club 1998 - 1999". Retrieved 2015-12-24. 
  2. ^ a b c Tim Bullamore. "Obituary: Kevin Wilkinson | Culture". The Independent. Retrieved 2015-12-24. 
  3. ^ a b [1] Archived 21 June 2004 at the Wayback Machine.
  4. ^ "Suicide Page in Fuller Up, Dead Musician Directory". Retrieved 1 May 2015. 

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