His passing was announced via a Facebook post from his family. McNeely, 91 years old, passed away on Sunday morning at 6: He had a love that was certainly something Incredible.
FontanaElvis' legendary drummer, has died aged The last of the 'Blue Moon Boys' has now left to join his fellow musicians - the creators of the Rock'n'Roll big-bang. Lead guitarist Scotty Moore sadly passed away back in Original bassist Bill Black died back in and never played with Elvis' band again following the break-up.
Fontana's son David posted an emotional message on Facebook, to announce the death of his father. My Dad passed away in his sleep at 9: DJ Fontana died at the age of 87 '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'. Sun Studio, which is based in Memphis, Tennessee, where Elvis kicked off his career, shared a tribute shortly after the news broke of Fontana's death. The band is all back together now', the message read.
DJ was Elvis' original drummer and good friend. He was a tremendously talented musician and a wonderful man. We send our heartfelt condolences to D. I've known him since we were kids on the Louisiana Hayride back in the 50's.
I loved that man. We had a mutual love and respect for each other. We both were raised in Shreveport and we've been around the world with our talent that we got from here. It's amazing that two kids from Shreveport, both ended up playing for Elvis Presley, the ' King of Rock and Roll ' at different times in Elvis' I am smiling though, thinking of the amazing reunion happening right now between Elvis, Scotty and D.
The boys back together again. The few times Sharon and I had the pleasure of spending time with D. Aside from his drumming skills, he had a great sense of humor and I will never forget him'.Chuck Berry, the "father of rock'n'roll", has died aged 90, a year after announcing his first album in four decades.
Charles Edward Anderson Berry, better known as Chuck Berry, was born into a middle-class African-American family in St Louis, Missouri. He first rose to fame in the s with songs such as "Maybellene" and "Rock and Roll Music".
rock and roll (also rock 'n' roll) • n. a type of popular dance music originating in the s, characterized by a heavy beat and simple melodies. Rock and roll was an amalgam of black rhythm and blues and white country music, usually based on a twelve-bar structure . In , a cadre of the world’s bestselling authors formed a garage band called the Rock Bottom Remainders.
For two decades the band played proudly (and terribly) to sold out crowds across the country and raised more than $2 million dollars for charity.
Elvis Presley is known as “The King of Rock ‘n’ Roll” – what does that mean, exactly? It’s not that he was the first to be associated with the term Rock and Roll ; in fact, Rocking and Rolling had been around since the early s as a descriptive of the spiritual excitement of African-American church services.
The Passage of the King of Rock N' Roll Shock the World This was the headline when the undisputed King of Rock 'n' Roll was found unconscious in the toilet of Graceland, his Memphis mansion.
Between and , Elvis received three Grammy Awards, three RIAA Platinum Record Awards, thirty-five RIAA Gold Record Awards, and had a total of 1 hundred and six Best 40 hits.
Regarded as one of the most significant cultural icons of the 20th century, he is often referred to as the "King of Rock and Roll" or simply the "King". Presley was born in Tupelo, Mississippi, and relocated to Memphis, Tennessee, with his family when he was 13 years old.