D.J. Fontana

Mar 15, 1931 – Jun 13, 2018 (Age 87)


D.J. Fontana, the drummer who helped launch rock 'n' roll as Elvis Presley's sideman, died Wednesday, June 13, 2018, according to the Associated Press. He was 87. For full obituary and coverage from Legacy.com, click here.

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Thank you D.J. for everything you did for and with Elvis. Rest In Peace.

Huge elvis Presley fan..huge d.j.fontana fan..all his early years with elvis..so many stories. R.i.p. mr.fontana..now your back with the king..n hopefully making beautiful music together.

Rest in peace DJ....now you can play music again with Elvis.

My deepest sympathy for the loss of your loved one. May God give you comfort at this difficult time.

Were are so sorry and want to express our sympathies DJ thank you for sharing your amazing talents with us. And thank you for sharing your countless interesting Elvis stories with us....whether in your book, on stage here in Indianapolis, or in person and with your lovely wife. You will be missed here. We now know that you will be the drumrolls in thunder. You are now playing for The King.

My sincere sympathy to the family and friends. His talent will certainly be missed but not forgotten. Hold onto your memories of this talented man. Pray to the God that will give you comfort.

I would like to express my deepest sympathies for the loss of your loved one, who will be remembered for his contribution to the music industry. May you find comfort and help in God during this time of sorrow.

On behalf of Sri Lanka Elvis Presley fan club our sincere condolences to DJs family & friends & all Elvis Presley fans!