D.J. Fontana was Elvis' drummer for 14 years and played on over 460 RCA cuts with Elvis.

D.J. Fontana began his incredible career as a staff drummer in 1953 on the famous LOUISIANA HAYRIDE. While working the Hayride in 1954 D.J. met Elvis. They formed a common bond of friendship and admiration for each other's immense talents.

D.J., Scotty Moore and Bill Black formed Elvis' original band. D.J. was the man behind the beat for the first 14 years of Elvis' career.

D.J. and Scotty Moore received the NASHVILLE MUSIC AWARD for the best INDEPENDENT ALBUM OF THE YEAR in 1998 for GOING BACK TO MEMPHIS, from their CD ALL THE KINGS MEN.

D.J. and Scotty were also nominated for a GRAMMY in 1998 for their CD ALL THE KINGS MEN.

D.J. has appeared in movies:
     
LOVING YOU JAILHOUSE ROCK KING CREOLE
     
G. I. BLUES NASHVILLE  
     
... and on many television shows
     
THE DORSEY BROTHERS STAGE SHOW NASHVILLE NOW
     
THE MILTON BERLE SHOW CONAN O'BRIEN THE STEVE ALLEN SHOW
     
ELVIS TRIBUTE 1994 THE ED SULLIVAN SHOW ELVIS 1968 T.V. SPECIAL
     
THE FRANK SINATRA SHOW    
     
D.J. played on approximately 460 RCA cuts with Elvis. He has also played with other great artist such as:
     
PAUL McCARTNEY CARL PERKINS CHEAP TRICK
     
BILLY BURNETTE CHRIS ISZAK LEE ROCKER
     
STEVE EARLE DOLLY PARTON ROY ORBISON
     
CHARLIE PRIDE WAYLON JENNINGS LEFTY FRIZELL
     
JIM REEVES RON WOOD JEFF BECK
     
LEVON HELM RONNIE McDOWELL SONNY BURGESS
     
GENE VINCENT BILL CARLISIE PATTI PAGE
     
ERNEST TUBB ACE CANNON KEITH RICHARDS
     
THE TRACTORS JOE LEWIS WALKER JERRY LEE LEWIS
     
THE MAVERICKS STAN PERKINS JORDANAIRES
     
RINGO STARR WEBB PIERCE PORTER WAGONER
     
MEL TILLIS GOLDIE HAWN NARVELL FELTS