Fans from the Elvis Presley's Sweet Sweet Spirit Fan Club started a petition to induct D.J. Fontana into The Rock And Roll Hall of Fame. If you think DJ should be inducted too, then click on th link below to sign the petition.
We, the undersigned, as fans Elvis Presley, call for the induction of his first drummer the legendary D.J. Fontana into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. D.J. is a true pioneer of the Rock & Roll ERA. His contribution to music history as a side man for Elvis Presley is unparalleled to any musician of the time. He played on approximately 460 RCA cuts with Elvis. D.J., Scotty Moore and Bill Black formed Elvis' original band. D.J. was the man behind the beat for the first 15 years of Elvis' career.
D.J. and Scotty Moore received the NASHVILLE MUSIC AWARD for the best indepenent album of the year in 1998 for "All The Kings Men".
D.J. and Scotty were also nominated for a Grammy in 1998 for "Going Back To Memphis", from their CD "All The Kings Men".