Elvis Presley’s drummer D.J. Fontana dies at 87

Mario Tama/Gettty ImagesD.J. Fontana, who played drums behind Elvis Presley from 1954-1968, died on Wednesday. He was 87.

His son David Fontana of Smyrna, TN announced the news on his Facebook page, writing, “My Dad passed away in his sleep at 9:33 tonight. He was very comfortable with no pain. I will post more tomorrow when I have more information. We ask for privacy at this time. Thank you for your love and prayers.”

Fontana, who original backed country artists like Webb Pierce and Faron Young, met Elvis Presley in 1954 …read more

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