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Judas Priest

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by Judas Priest

Biography

This enduring heavy metal outfit was formed in Birmingham, England, in 1969, by K.K. Downing (Kenneth Downing, 27 October 1951, West Bromwich, Warwickshire, England; guitar) and close friend, Ian Hill (b. 20 January 1951, England; bass). As another hopeful, struggling young rock band, they played their first gig in Essington in 1971 with a line-up completed by Alan Atkins (b. 11 October 1947, West Bromwich, Warwickshire, England; vocals) and John Ellis (drums). The name Judas Priest came from... Read more

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heavy metal
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hard rock
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