Ronnie Tutt, the drummer that played with Elvis Presley from 1969 to 1977, is dead.
His death was reported by Elvis Presley Enterprises on Saturday as they took to their website to say how deeply grieved they were at the news.
The release stated that Tutt had not only been a talented drummer, but a friend to everyone under Elvis Enterprises and this meant they would all miss him.
Ronnie Tutt who was born in Dallas had found himself working his talent to end up backing people like Billy Joel, Jerry Garcia and Neil Diamond.
His drumming career had lasted 60 years and some of his works can be found in Elvis’ “King of America”, Joel’s “Piano Man”, and in the albums of Gram Parsons, GP and Grievous Angel.
Tutt admitted in 2016 during an interview with Elvis’ fan base, that he had initially not been a fan of Elvis until when he first joined him on tour and realised how charismatic Elvis was.
He stated that interacting with Elvis made him admire and love the King of Rock ‘n’ Roll.
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The drummer played with the Taking Care of Business band members years after Elvis died.
He is known to have played for Johnny Cash, Glen Campbell, Roy Orbison and Kenny Rogers.
His surviving wife admitted the drummer died naturally after having dealt so long with a heart condition that would not permit he drummed again.