You Ain't Nothing But A Neil Diamond

According to an update from Glenn D Hardin his TCB band partner Ronnie Tutt can't join the upcoming Elvis The Concert tour due to contractual obligations he has with Neil Diamond, including an appearance on the Today Show in the US. Ron has personally selected his friend and colleague Paul Leim to rock the house in place. As previously announced, health issues have forced Ed Hill of The Stamps Quartet to drop out of the show.
Source: Luyken / Updated: Mar 18, 2005 
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JerryNodak (profilecontact) wrote on Apr 18, 2005report abuse
Soon they will "retire" Elvis: The Concert because those who are left who actually performed with Elvis are unable to do so either because of health problems or because they, like us, have passed from the scene. Sad, but inevitable. Enjoy while you can. Even w/o Ronnie Tutt.
elvislady (profilecontact) wrote on Mar 19, 2005report abuse
i was at the front the first time and i am on the front row this time i think it depends on when you book .
Deke Rivers 6 (profilecontact) wrote on Mar 19, 2005report abuse
Imo I don't see the reason for going anyway.I went once I was too far back to see anybody I'd much rather watch a video or DVD.But good luck to those who still want to go.
Sean Ryan (profilecontact) wrote on Mar 19, 2005report abuse
I,ve seen the show loads of times and yes it will be dissappointing that Ronnie is not there. I dont understand why this info was not put up as soon as the tour dates were confirmed. I would still go to see this show for one reason.... the sound is just so incredible. I think in the future, they could have well known musicans of today, replacing the TCB band which would be awesome. It would be sold out everytime. Imagine everyones favourite musican backing Elvis? Of course that is if the TCB band decide to have enough cause they would be my number one choice every time.
elvislady (profilecontact) wrote on Mar 19, 2005report abuse
i agree with glynalone the concert atmosphere is fantastic this will be my 2 time and i can,t wait. i hope james will be there i got to shake his hand last time he was very nice.
Ton Bruins (profilecontact) wrote on Mar 19, 2005report abuse
I have seen The Concert several times and now I don't regret that I didn't buy a ticket this time. Elvis The Concert is over the top.
Neckywoudje (profilecontact) wrote on Mar 19, 2005report abuse
Personally, it's over me too now. The concerts were wonderfull, nice memory, but this is it. Tutt must have known this earlier, before the tour was annoucent. But nobody would show up, if they told us that Tutt isn't coming before sales started.
Probably, the concert in the Heineken Music Hall should have been the last one. That was the best concert i'd ever seen! Stopping on the high of powers was the best thing to do. I'm very dissapointed.
Son Of Mark 64 (profilecontact) wrote on Mar 19, 2005report abuse
SORRY to all the other people I didnt mention how could of I forgot about John Charlie and Kathy ect. They are all fantastic in there own field but I still thin EPE are still trying to milk the good old golden cow of a few more drops. Please every one retire and look back at your fine past with ELVIS or keep on going doing your own thing with out a film of Elvis .
Scotty and DJ do there own thing they could do ELVIS in concert 50's style but they dont, they just do there own thing which is great. If we keep up this way we will have Jenson and a band playing to a backdrop of Gi Blues or someting
glynalone (profilecontact) wrote on Mar 19, 2005report abuse
It's a great shame Ronnie isn't going to be there, but remember Tutt-Scheff and Glen D all pulled out of tours even when Elvis was alive. As long as James Burton is there leading the band it should still be fantastic. There's nothing quite like experiencing the power of Elvis voice booming out through those concert speakers.
Teacher (profilecontact) wrote on Mar 19, 2005report abuse
John Wilkinson suffered a severe stroke in 1989 that left his left his left arm paralyzed. He is no longer able to play the guitar.
CD King (profilecontact) wrote on Mar 19, 2005report abuse
And all these years -- no John Wilkinson
Teacher (profilecontact) wrote on Mar 18, 2005report abuse
Old Shep, nothing against D J Fontana, he's a wonderful drummer, but he didn't play with Elvis in the style that Ronnie did.
Lex (profilecontact) wrote on Mar 18, 2005report abuse
I completely disagree. I can see Elvis at home on DVD in much better quality. It is the atmosphere, brought by a live band that makes it worthwhile. And if that band is not the band you expected... well, it is a huge disappointment.
Fakeelvis1 (profilecontact) wrote on Mar 18, 2005report abuse
Eventually, everyone associated with Elvis from the good old days will have health problems and eventually each one will pass on. As great as all of them are & I think they will agree, when the lights dim & Elvis appears on the screen, everything else in life disappears from it should. I will keep going to this concert, even if there`s no music or backup singers. Elvis` voice is enough for me.
Jim Semple (profilecontact) wrote on Mar 18, 2005report abuse
Dreadful if true. Why are EPE and venues promoting star acts when they are not sure they will perform. I am sick. If James cries off for some reason, I want compensation !!!
Lex (profilecontact) wrote on Mar 18, 2005report abuse
Me. I don't go either.
1935 Al Strada (profilecontact) wrote on Mar 18, 2005report abuse
God !! No JD Sumner, no Ronnie Tutt, no Sylvia Shemwell, no Charlie Hodge, no Ed Hill, no Sherrill Nielsen, no Kathy, no..... WHO IS NEXT ????
Son Of Mark 64 (profilecontact) wrote on Mar 18, 2005report abuse
Personally I now think they should cal it quits
no JD no Ed no Ronnie most of all no ELVIS just call it quits and all retire with good memories
old shep (profilecontact) wrote on Mar 18, 2005report abuse
Sorry Ronnie Tutt won't be appearing with the rest of the band. What a great momentit would be if if DJ Fontana could step in!
Teacher (profilecontact) wrote on Mar 18, 2005report abuse
You can read more details about this on the official EPE web site. Ronnie Tutt has personally chosen Paul Liem as his replacement.

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