Ronnie Tutt Classic Drummer

Great News that Ronnie Tutt has been inducted into the 'Classic Drummer Hall of Fame'.

The magazine notes...  Whenever you see film of The King slaying an audience in one of his trademark jumpsuits, the man driving the groove and punching Elvis' every move is none other than the great Ron Tutt. Whether in the studio or on the stage, Presley trusted Ron to support the emotion of the moment and the feel of the music.

Of course when an artist spends a decade working with an icon, his other work can often be overshadowed. However, after Elvis' death, Tutt was invited to join Neil Diamond as his permanent touring and studio drummer. In addition, he's either performed with or recorded with such greats as Glen Campbell, Johnny Cash and Kenny Rogers, Los Lobos, Elvis Costello and Jerry Garcia. He's even worked with pop stars Billy Joel, the Carpenters, Stevie Nicks and Michael McDonald, and his work on Roy Orbison's In Black and White Live is time capsule worthy.

In addition to other projects, today Ron Tutt still plays with the King as part of the "virtual Elvis" tour along with his former band mates and an audio-visual representations of ELVIS.

Source: Various / Updated: Jan 26, 2015 
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Deke Rivers 6 (profilecontact) wrote on Feb 16, 2015report abuse
I watched Neil Diamond recently only to see Ronnie.......Neil Diamond was quite boring & Ronnie seemed subduded, I suppose his reaction to Diamond's song's.
snowplow floater (profilecontact) wrote on Feb 5, 2015report abuse
I totally endorse Natha's comment about Tutt taking his cues from the drummer in The Muppets, no disrespect, seriously, I always thought there was a similarity. Did anybody see the back cover photo on 'Shadows in the Night' Bob, dressed like Bogie with a fine lady holding a Sun 45, maybe it's Milkcow blues boogie or sumpting like that, we all know if Philips didn't get big bucks for Elvis' contract, then no Killer, Cash etc. I'd like it if they compiled an ablum of Bob covering Elvis songs, the version of Heartbreak Hotel he did live in Vegas is pretty neat. Check out The fine song, The Waterboys did about Elvis, just google Waterboys, Elvis. That's my Elvis news, thank you very much!
Deano1 (profilecontact) wrote on Jan 31, 2015report abuse
This is a well deserved and long overdue honor for Ronnie Tutt....As far as Ringo not belonging in this hall of fame, that is just crazy. He may not be a great drummer, but he probably inspired more people to take up playing the drums than any other performer. Elvis was honored by a martial arts hall of fame, not because of his skills (ranged anywhere from second to eighth degree) but because of the exposure he brought the sport. Ringo was the drummer of the #1 rock and roll band in history and he made playing the drums cool.
Gorse (profilecontact) wrote on Jan 30, 2015report abuse
Thank you Benny and Natha. I usually play at least 2 or 3 songs daily on my IPod and today I was transported by Stay Away, Edge of Reality, and Island of Love but then reality returned me to the challenges of this cold snow hit day.
Natha (profilecontact) wrote on Jan 30, 2015report abuse
Wow, Gorse. That is a fantastic remark. Like Benny, I second this motion wholeheartedly!
benny scott (profilecontact) wrote on Jan 29, 2015report abuse
Good remark and very true Gorse ! I second this. Always El.
Gorse (profilecontact) wrote on Jan 29, 2015report abuse
Not that I am at all biased haha ....but the whole regular band should be recognised IMHO. The hours of entertainment they have given me over many years have allowed that wonderful journey into escapism we all need in this life.
Natha (profilecontact) wrote on Jan 29, 2015report abuse
When I was young I always thought that Animal from the Muppets had Ronnie as his example! It could well be as he stands in line with great drummers like Gene Krupa but then for this time. He deserves it.
snowplow floater (profilecontact) wrote on Jan 29, 2015report abuse
Jesus,excuse me for taking the Lord's name in vain, but it's taken me hours to access this site, some sort of conspiracy scene, maybe said sumpting wrong, maybe the good outta date wine, cheap from the Russian offey, is there such a thing,"Memories" Anyway, Ronnie, the Man, Elvis always took his cues from him, bascilly just stood in front of him and belted 'em out, so if ya get an award like this, means ya been around a long time. Take your place Ronnie Powerhouse next to DJ Fontana and Keith Moon!! Elvis for Everyone!!!!!
dailyone (profilecontact) wrote on Jan 28, 2015report abuse
Wipeout by Ronnie , yes he could but would have to rest for a week after playing it. Tiring work on Wipeout , make any senior drummer squirm . .
rai (profilecontact) wrote on Jan 27, 2015report abuse
Congrats Ronnie. Though the induction is overdue, but it is better late than never. Enjoy the moment and thank you for the great performance that keeps us wanting to see you more.
little jimmy tompkin (profilecontact) wrote on Jan 26, 2015report abuse
about time - just need to get rid of ringo starr - lucky guy but can he play wipe-out !

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