Archive | June, 2018

IN MEMORIAM: Elvis’ Longtime Drummer D.J. Fontana Dies

IN MEMORIAM: Elvis’ Longtime Drummer D.J. Fontana Dies

Dominic Joseph Fontana (March 15, 1931 – June 13, 2018) was an American musician best known as the drummer for Elvis Presley for 14 years. In October 1954 he was…

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IN MEMORIAM:  In Loving Memory of Randall William “Randy” Pratt 1953 – 2017  // Other Notable Musicians Deaths

IN MEMORIAM: In Loving Memory of Randall William “Randy” Pratt 1953 – 2017 // Other Notable Musicians Deaths

Bob Rupp: RIP my beautiful old friend , Randy Pratt, who passed on this morning. He was legend in the drum industry and loved by all. I will forever be…

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THOUGHTS & PRAYERS: Steve Barron Recalls Directing Michael Jackson’s ‘Billie Jean’ – and Honoring Leon Ndugu Chanclear’s Great Drum Riff

THOUGHTS & PRAYERS: Steve Barron Recalls Directing Michael Jackson’s ‘Billie Jean’ – and Honoring Leon Ndugu Chanclear’s Great Drum Riff

Steve Barron recalls directing Michael Jackson’s ‘Billie Jean’: ‘I thought, when people see this, the world is going to change’ On March 10, 1983, Michael Jackson’s “Billie Jean” video premiered…

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NEWS: “I Murdered Four People”: Jazz Drummer Allegedly Confesses Slayings to Neighbor

NEWS: “I Murdered Four People”: Jazz Drummer Allegedly Confesses Slayings to Neighbor

BOSTON — A 22-year-old recent Oberlin College graduate and jazz drummer from Maine will face murder charges Monday in the slayings of four adults found at a Massachusetts home. Orion…

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IN MEMORIAM:  Prince’s Former Drummer John Blackwell Jr. Dies // More Notable Musicians’ Deaths

IN MEMORIAM: Prince’s Former Drummer John Blackwell Jr. Dies // More Notable Musicians’ Deaths

John Blackwell Jr., a drummer best known for his work with Prince, has died at the age of 43. His wife announced his death Tuesday on Instagram. Blackwell was diagnosed…

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NEWS: Teen Shot, Killed at Denver Warehouse Party Identified as Sanghyuk kim

NEWS: Teen Shot, Killed at Denver Warehouse Party Identified as Sanghyuk kim

Teen Murdered After Party Remembered As ‘Great Musician, Great Person’: Chris Dellinger (Lola Black) on Fb, 11/28/16: This boy was in band with my daughter. My heart goes out to…

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