Ronnie Tutt has died at the age of 83. Drummer Elvis Presley is best known for playing in the TCB band. “They are deeply saddened by the news of Ronnie Tot’s death,” Elvis Presley Enterprise wrote on the Graysland website yesterday.
“In addition to being a legendary drummer, he was a good friend of many of us here in Graceland. We enjoyed every time he joined us here to celebrate Elvis Week, Elvis’s birthday and many other special occasions. Ronnie was one of the amazing ambassadors of Elvis ‘legacy – sharing memories of working with Elvis with his fans, as well as bringing Elvis’ music to the world stage through Elvis in concert shows and performances, “the statement continued. “Our hearts go out to Donna, her family, her fellow TCB band members and her fans around the world. She will miss us all deeply.”
Tutt joined TCB in 1969 when guitarist James Burton supported Elvis at the opening of his legendary Las Vegas, and he continued to play with The King until his death in 1977. Jerry Garcia band between 1974-78.
During his six-decade-long career, Ronnie Tutt traveled with the Blue Diamond and played as Johnny Cash, Kenny Rogers, Glenn Campbell, Roy Orbison and Michael MacDonald. He was also a successful session musician and contributed to Billy Joel’s “Piano Man,” Gram Parsons. GP And Serious angel, Elvis Costello King of America, Buckingham Knicks’ self-titled album and much more.