D. J. Fontana

American musician
Fontana in May 2013

Dominic Joseph "D. J." Fontana (March 15, 1931 – June 13, 2018) was an American musician. He was born in Shreveport, Louisiana. He was best known as the drummer for Elvis Presley for 14 years. He played on over 460 RCA cuts with Elvis. He also played for The Blue Moon Boys and Sonny Burgess.

On April 4, 2009, Fontana was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland in the sidemen category.[1]

Fontana died on June 13, 2018 in Nashville, Tennessee from complications of a broken hip at the age of 87.[2]

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  1. "DJ Fontana". Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. 2009. Retrieved 2009-02-10.
  2. D.J. Fontana Dead at 87

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