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 Post subject: RIP DJ Fontana
PostPosted: Thu Jun 14, 2018 4:33 pm 
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Legendary Elvis Presley drummer DJ Fontana has passed away at age 87. Along with Scotty Moore and Bill Black, DJ backed the King on many of his classic early hits.


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 Post subject: Re: RIP DJ Fontana
PostPosted: Thu Jun 14, 2018 10:10 pm 
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So sorry to hear this news...DJ Fontana's drumming was the perfect compliment for Scotty's playing on those early Presley recordings, such a solid, rocking backbeat...and that opening drum tattoo to 'Mystery Train' is just spot-on.

These now, sadly fading musicians belong to a golden age when real skill, musicianship and individuality brought magic to music. Rest in peace, DJ, and thanks for your inspirational beats.


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