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Born in Bryan, Texas, USA
Died in Rockport, Texas, USA
Birth NameJohn Carl Kuehne

Mini Bio (1)

John London was born on February 6, 1942 in Bryan, Texas, USA as John Carl Kuehne. He is known for his work on 48 Hrs. (1982), Cobra (1986) and Hudson Hawk (1991). He was married to Lana and Vicki. He died on February 12, 2000 in Rockport, Texas.

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Lana (1983 - 12 February 2000) ( his death) ( 1 child)
Vicki (? - ?) ( divorced) ( 2 children)

Trivia (6)

Was a friend of Michael Nesmith in Texas; years before the Monkees, London and Nesmith were part of a trio called Mike, John & Bill (with friend Bill Sleeper). The trio broke up when Sleeper was drafted into the U.S. Army.
Moved to California around the same time as Nesmith and his wife Phyllis; both men struggled in the Los Angeles music scene, until Nesmith was cast in The Monkees (1966). Nesmith then recruited London to work behind the scenes.
Along with being Nesmith's stand-in of choice on the Monkees' TV series, London also played bass guitar on some of their records (including "The Girl I Knew Somewhere", which freed Peter Tork to play harpsichord), and co-wrote material with Nesmith ("Don't Call On Me").
He had two sons, Michael Christopher and Ryan Carl with his ex-wife Vicki.
He had daughter, Katherine Lorraine with his wife Lana.
He is survived by his wife of 17 years, Lana Kuehne of Rockport; son Michael Christopher Kuehne & his wife Jessica of San Antonio, son Ryan Carl Kuehne & his wife Vanessa of Houston, his daughter, Katherine Lorraine Kuehne of Rockport; his father, Oscar Kuehne of Boerne; two sisters, Carole (Branch) Hart of Boerne, and Dorothy Kuehne of San Antonio; and one grandchild, Sydney.

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