Ronnie Tutt, the drummer of Elvis Presley band, has died

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Ronnie Tutt, the drummer who was originally a member of Elvis Presley's TCB and Jerry Garcia band, as well as a session musician who played alongside Billy Joel, Buckingham Knicks and more, has died at the age of 83.

The news of Tut's death was announced by Elvis Presley Enterprises without announcing the cause of death.

"All of us at Elvis Presley Enterprises are deeply saddened to learn of Ronnie Tut's death. As well as being a great drummer, he was a good friend of many of us in Graceland. "We rejoiced every time he joined us in celebrating Elvis Week, Elvis Birthday and many other special occasions," said Elvis Presley Enterprises.

Ronnie was a great ambassador for Elvis's work and legacy, from sharing memories of his work with Elvis to transmitting Elvis music to arenas and appearances on shows and performances around the world.

The Dallas-born drummer joined Presley's band "TCB" ("Takin 'Care of Business") in 1968, performing at the 1969 Las Vegas opening, and was and remains a member of the band at Presley's death. in 1977. Tut continued to perform with TCB for decades afterward.

 

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