Entertainment Elvis drummer Ronnie Tutt dead: WATCH The King introduce his incredible 1977 drum solo

13:04  17 october  2021
13:04  17 october  2021 Source:   express.co.uk

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German drum maker Udo Masshoff goes crazy on Elvis Show. The tempo was raised to a neck breaking speed by the singer to 186 bpm.. The version here is a mix between the 1972 MSG with Ron Tutt and the 1974 arrangement played by Larry Londin. But it shows his deep Passion for Elvis Presley and Ronnie Tutt . Udo is playing a vintage ludwig replica Kit of the original drumset that was used from 1971-1974. it is also Seen in the great Movie Elvis on Tour and aloha from Hawaii.

Ronnie Tutt (born March 12, 1938, Dallas, Texas) is a drummer who played concerts and recording sessions for a variety of rock artists from Elvis Presley to the Carpenters. Tutt is a native Texan and was involved with music and performing arts for most of his childhood. As a child, he played the Tutt auditioned for the TCB Band ("Taking Care of Business"), the Elvis Presley touring and recording band, upon the recommendation of TCB keyboardist Larry Muhoberac. Tutt 's drumming incorporated cues from Presley's stage moves during the audition. Presley liked what he heard, and Tutt was thereafter

When Elvis Presley made his musical return after his 1968 Comeback Special, he would tour with his TCB Band named after his catchphrase Takin' Care of Business. His drummer during the 1970s was Ronnie Tutt, who has sadly died this week aged 83. Graceland paid tribute to The King's drummer through their social media accounts.

Graceland's statement read: "All of us with Elvis Presley Enterprises were deeply saddened to learn of the passing of Ronnie Tutt.

"In addition to being a legendary drummer, he was a good friend to many of us here at Graceland.

"We enjoyed each time he joined us here to celebrate Elvis Week, Elvis' Birthday and many other special occasions.

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Ronnie Tutt - FANTASTIC Drum Solo ! (1976). 04:24. Elvis in Concert, June 19th, 1977 - Ronnie Tutt and Jerry Scheff Solos . 01:30. AMAZING Drum Solo - Ronnie Tutt . Drum Teacher Reacts to Ron Tutt - Drum Solo . 01:00. - RONNIE TUTT - Drumsolo 1977 . 26:18. RON TUTT - Drummer /Recording Artist ( Elvis Presley, Neil Diamond, Jerry Garcia & more). 15:22. Elvis Presley drum solos compilation (1974-1976). 04:04. C.C. Rider with Ronnie Tutt on Drums , the TCB Band & The Imperials.

15 Ronnie Tutt Drum Solo . 26:19. RON TUTT - Drummer /Recording Artist ( Elvis Presley, Neil Diamond, Jerry Garcia & more). 03:47. Elvis Tribute drummer goes crazy, Ronnie tutt style! | Drums by Udo Masshoff Drums . 06:26. Ronnie Tutt Drum Solo , Chicago-IL, October 15, 1976. 05:09. Sina jamming with Elvis : Polk Salad Annie • Drum Cover by Sina. 10:39. Elvis - See See Rider Drum Cover & More ( RONNIE TUTT CLONE!) 03:16. Suspicious Minds 1974 Ronnie Tutt Hard working on Drums . 05:05.

"Ronnie was an amazing ambassador to Elvis' legacy - sharing his memories of working with Elvis with fans - as well as bringing Elvis' music to arenas around the globe through later Elvis in Concert shows and performances."

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Graceland added: "Ronnie Tutt played drums for Elvis as part of the TCB Band from 1969 until 1977.

"He was part of the band put together by James Burton for Elvis' 1969 Las Vegas opening - and stayed with Elvis until his death in 1977.

"Ronnie later toured with Neil Diamond's band. He also recorded and performed with the likes of Johnny Cash, Glen Campbell, Kenny Rogers, Elvis Costello, Stevie Nicks, Michael McDonald, among others.

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'On the drums from Dallas, Texas, is hard-working Ronnie Tutt ', is how Elvis usually introduced Ronnie on stage, but I don't think that any kind of introduction is really necessary for our readers. Not only did he play drums for Elvis from 1969 to 1977 , but he's also a highly regarded session- drummer that has worked with the likes of Neil Diamond and Elvis Costello. Can you tell us a little about your background? I started at about the age of three, singing to the record player and the radio, you know.

"Our hearts go out to Donna, his family, his fellow TCB Band members - and to his fans around the world. He will be deeply missed by all of us."

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Elvis and Ronnie fans can check out the pair in a clip from 1977's Elvis in Concert television special, which was filmed just weeks before The King's death.

In the video, Elvis introduces Ronnie "from Dallas, Texas" as the drummer performs a solo and The King is seen nodding along to the beat.

The news of the drummer's death was announced on the Ronnie Tutt Fan Page on Facebook.

A message read: "Hi everyone. This is administrator Duane. It breaks my heart to tell you that Ronnie has passed away. As soon as I get details from the family I will pass them on to you. Please do not bother them."


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It added: "Let them grieve. Leave your condolences and comments here for the Tutt family to see."

While later Ronnie's daughter Tina paid tribute to her father, posting: "Humble, loving, talented, god loving, loving father & husband are all words that come to mind when describing my dad.

"He will live on through his children, grandchildren & great grandchildren. We will hear him in music forever.

"He lived a great life & is now released from his suffering. Rock n roll in heaven dad, miss you already! Love you always!"

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