Bill Who?

Recently Bill Lynn, who claimed to have played drums for Elvis Presley, died. Lynn claimed to have played drums on the 1960 song "It's Now or Never" and in movies. We contacted Ernst Jorgensen because the name Bill Lynn can't be found in his books. His reply was: "Never heard of him." He did played drums as a movie extra in "Easy Come Easy Go" and "Speedway".
Source: Ernst Jørgensen / Updated: Jan 16, 2006 
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sideburns2 (profilecontact) wrote on Jan 31, 2006report abuse
I talked to D.J. Fontana and Buddy Harman about Bill Lynn, neither one knew who he was. Also, when I told D.J. about Bill sitting in to play drums on "It's Now or Never", because the session drummer went to smoke a cigarette...well, D.J. laughed and said that that was not the way things were done and that Mr. Lynn fabricated the story. Actually, he used stronger language than that. According to the drummers Elvis was using on the session, Bill Lynn was not there. Bill Lynn did appear in a couple oe Elvis movies, where he was shown playing a bass guitar and a sax. Other than that he never played drums on any Elvis track.
Narek (profilecontact) wrote on Jan 18, 2006report abuse
I read a aninterview with that guy Lynn in a Russian magazine. He claimed he was Elvis' friend and drummr, but he gave no clues when he was Elvis' drummer. Actually that article was the only time I heard about him till today. If that's a fake that's really a weird one
see see rider (profilecontact) wrote on Jan 16, 2006report abuse
according to session notes, from 1960 t0 1968, elvis used d.j. fontana and buddy harman on drums. between the two, they split all the songs. in 1969 during elvis's memphis sessions at american studios, elvis used gene chrisman to handle all the drumming duties. no mention of a bill lynn.
drghanem1 (profilecontact) wrote on Jan 16, 2006report abuse
By watching him in the movies, I think he was a fake. No doubt he was with Elvis, but as a musician I doubt it. R.I.P. Bill Lynn

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