Elvis Presley drummer Ronnie Tutt dies aged 83 as Graceland bosses pay heartfelt tribute – .

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Elvis Presley drummer Ronnie Tutt dies aged 83 as Graceland bosses pay heartfelt tribute – .



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Elvis Presley’s drummer Ronnie Tutt has died aged 83.

The stickman was a member of the TCB, or Taking Care of Business, Band, the main rhythm section of the late King of Rock and Roll band, from August 1969 until the death of hitmaker Hound Dog in 1977.

The musician has also performed for The Carpenters, Roy Orbison, Neil Diamond, Billy Joel and Jerry Garcia.

Late star: Elvis Presley drummer Ronnie Tutt has died aged 83, bosses of the singer’s Graceland estate paying tribute to the musician

The cause of death is not known at this time.

A statement posted on Elvis Presley Enterprises’ Instagram read: “All of us with Elvis Presley Enterprises were deeply saddened to learn of the passing of Ronnie Tutt.

“Besides being a legendary drummer, he was a good friend to many of us here at Graceland.

Star power: The stickman was a member of the TCB, or Taking Care of Business, Band, the main rhythm section of the late King of Rock and Roll band

“We have enjoyed every time he joined us here to celebrate Elvis week, Elvis birthday and many other special occasions.

“Ronnie was an incredible ambassador of Elvis ‘legacy – sharing his memories of working with Elvis with fans – as well as bringing Elvis’ music to arenas around the world during shows and subsequent performances by. Elvis in Concert.

‘Ronnie Tutt played drums for Elvis as part of the TCB Band from 1969 to 1977.

Big names: The musician has also performed for The Carpenters, Roy Orbison, Neil Diamond, Billy Joel and Jerry Garcia

Big names: The musician has also performed for The Carpenters, Roy Orbison, Neil Diamond, Billy Joel and Jerry Garcia

Message: A statement posted on Elvis Presley Enterprises' Instagram read:

Message: A statement posted on the Elvis Presley Enterprises Instagram read: “All of us with Elvis Presley Enterprises were deeply saddened to learn of the passing of Ronnie Tutt”

“He was part of the group formed by James Burton for the opening of Elvis in Las Vegas in 1969 – and remained with Elvis until his death in 1977.

‘Ronnie then toured with Neil Diamond’s band. He has also recorded and performed with Johnny Cash, Glen Campbell, Kenny Rogers, Elvis Costello, Stevie Nicks, Michael McDonald, among others.

“Our hearts go out to Donna, her family, her fellow TCB band members – and her fans around the world. He will be sadly missed by all of us.

After the TCB Band disbanded when Elvis died at the age of 42 from a heart attack, Ronnie was invited by Neil Diamond to become their permanent concert and recording session drummer.

The King: Ronnie performed on stage with Elvis from August 1969 until the death of hitmaker Hound Dog in 1977

The King: Ronnie performed on stage with Elvis from August 1969 until the death of hitmaker Hound Dog in 1977

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