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Remembering D.J. Fontana, The Drummer For Elvis Presley's Band

Fontana, who died Wednesday, played on some of Presley's biggest hits, including "Blue Suede Shoes," "Hound Dog" and "All Shook Up." Originally broadcast in 1987.
NPR Also reported by •SFGate

Legendary Drummer D.J. Fontana Dies at 87

His son David took to Facebook to share the saddening news on Thursday.
AceShowbiz Also reported by •Access HollywoodFOXNews.com

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Drummer D.J. Fontana helped launch rock 'n' roll as Elvis Presley's sideman. His wife said Thursday her husband has died at age 87. According to AccessOnline.com, Karen Fontana says he died in his..
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D.J. Fontana, 87, Elvis Presley’s Longtime Drummer, Is Dead

He was the first drummer in Presley’s band, helping to shape the early sound of rock ’n’ roll, and played with him for 14 years.
NYTimes.com

Longtime Elvis Presley Drummer D.J. Fontana Has Died

D.J. Fontana, a rock ‘n’ roll pioneer who rose from strip joints in his native Shreveport, Louisiana, to the heights of musical history...
Billboard.com Also reported by •NPRAccess HollywoodUSATODAY.comSeattle TimesFOXNews.com

DJ Fontana Dies: Elvis Presley's Drummer Was 87

D.J. Fontana, Elvis Presley's first and longtime drummer who was credited with putting the backbeat into rock 'n' roll as the King's sideman, has died at 87.
Newsmax

D.J. Fontana, drummer who helped launch rock 'n' roll as Elvis Presley's sideman, dead at 87

MEMPHIS, Tenn. -- D.J. Fontana, the drummer who helped launch rock 'n' roll as Elvis Presley's sideman, has died at 87, his wife said Thursday (June 14). Karen Fontana told The Associated Press that..
nola.com Also reported by •Seattle Times

Elvis® Fans from Around the World are Headed to Nashville for 4-Day Celebration of the King of Rock and Roll

Nashville Elvis Festival will be filled with celebrity appearances, live music events and on-stage interviews with Elvis Presley’s friends and band members. NASHVILLE, TN (PRWEB) March 10,..
PRWeb

Elvis Tribute by Chris MacDonald is Coming to Orlando Plaza Live on Saturday February 18th

Chris MacDonald’s Memories of Elvis in Concert is coming to Plaza Live Orlando February 18th with a dynamic tribute to the King of Rock-n-Roll (PRWEB) February 03, 2017 Chris MacDonald’s..
PRWeb

Nashville Elvis Festival to Celebrate the Music and Legacy of the King of Rock and Roll

Tickets will go on sale on Friday, August 26 at 10:00 a.m. CDT; 4-day festival includes celebrity appearances, live music events, Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Contest and on-stage interviews with..
PRWeb

Scotty Moore, influential guitarist for Elvis Presley, dies at 84

Scotty Moore, a guitarist whose terse, bluesy licks on Elvis Presley’s early hits virtually created the rockabilly guitar style and established the guitar as a lead instrument in rock ’n’ roll,..
SFGate

Scotty Moore, Elvis Presley's First Guitarist, Dead At 84

(Reuters) - Scotty Moore, a pioneering rock guitarist best known for backing Elvis Presley as a member of his original band and into superstardom, died on Tuesday at the age of 84, the Memphis..
Huffington Post

Chris MacDonald's Memories of Elvis set to Rock Nascar’s Daytona 500 Weekend

With special guest star Elvis Original Drummer D.J. Fontana and a full production 8 pc band and dancers, Elvis tribute artist Chris MacDonald will bring back the memories of an American icon and his..
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