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Elvis Presley’s drummer DJ Fontana, 87, dies peacefully in his nap following a festive profession

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Elvis Presley’s mythological drummer DJ Fontana has handed divided on a age of 87. 

The means musician, who was Elvis’ final remaining rope member, died peacefully in his nap on Wednesday.

The drummer, tangible pretension Dominic Joseph Fontana, achieved on a accumulation of Elvis’ iconic hits from 1954 to 1968, together with Jailhouse Rock and Heartbreak Resort, and was instrumental in his general success.

Sad news: Elvis Presley's mythological drummer DJ Fontana has upheld divided during a age of 87

Sad news: Elvis Presley's mythological drummer DJ Fontana has upheld divided during a age of 87

Unhappy information: Elvis Presley’s mythological drummer DJ Fontana has handed divided on a age of 87

Fontana’s son David done a harmful proclamation in an romantic Fb submit. 

‘I educated everybody that we competence say we posted. My Dad handed divided in his nap during 9:33 tonight.

‘He was really comfy with no ache. I’ll contention additional tomorrow when I’ve additional data. We ask for privateness right now. Thanks to your adore and prayers.’

DJ Fontana started his contention alongside Elvis, who died in 1977, during Solar Studios in Memphis, Tennessee.

The drummer, genuine name Dominic Joseph Fontana (L), played on a series of Elvis' iconic hits including Jailhouse Rock and Heartbreak Hotel and was instrumental in his tellurian success - Pictured 1968

The drummer, genuine name Dominic Joseph Fontana (L), played on a series of Elvis' iconic hits including Jailhouse Rock and Heartbreak Hotel and was instrumental in his tellurian success - Pictured 1968

The drummer, tangible pretension Dominic Joseph Fontana (L), achieved on a accumulation of Elvis’ iconic hits together with Jailhouse Rock and Heartbreak Resort and was instrumental in his general success – Pictured 1968

The long-lasting studio additionally took to Fb to supply their condolences: ‘We’re unusually saddened to listen to concerning a flitting of mythological drummer D.J. Fontana. The rope is all again collectively now.’ 

Born in 1931 in Shreveport, Louisiana, Dominic’s knack for pitter-patter bagged him a mark as Elvis’ drummer in 1954. 

In further to a few of Presley’s iconic tunes, Fontana additionally done a slew of appearances on a Ed Sullivan benefaction with The King. 

Initially job themselves The Blue Moon Boys, a residue of a rope consisted of Invoice Black on drum and Scotty Moore on lead guitar. 

The rope split methods in 1958, however Elvis and Fontana continued operative collectively compartment a late 60s.

  

  


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