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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 •SFGateCBC.ca

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.comContactMusic

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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.
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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...
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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 Also reported by •CBC.ca

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..
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Elvis Lives! Toasting The King

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Vital cuts from rock 'n' roll's most formidable catalogue... *Elvis Presley* wasn't one for titles. A humble boy from America's deep South, he knew that rock 'n' roll began before he first..
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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,..
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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..
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