Ronnie Tutt, Drummer for Elvis and Other Stars, Dies at 83

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Ronnie Tutt of the archetypal   TCB Band performs during the "Elvis Presley In Concert" accumulation   astatine  Radio City Music Hall successful  New York connected  Feb. 15, 2011. (Taylor Hill/Getty Images)

Ronnie Tutt of the archetypal TCB Band performs during the "Elvis Presley In Concert" accumulation astatine Radio City Music Hall successful New York connected Feb. 15, 2011. (Taylor Hill/Getty Images)

NASHVILLE, Tenn.—Ronnie Tutt, a drummer who spent years playing alongside Elvis Presley and teamed up with different stars ranging from Johnny Cash to Stevie Nicks, has died. He was 83.

In a Facebook station aboriginal Sunday, Terie Tutt wrote that her begetter died astatine location surrounded by his family.

“It’s with heavy sadness that my household and I stock the nonaccomplishment of our beloved dad,” Terie Tutt wrote. “The Legendary Drummer, Ronnie Tutt, ‘has near the building.'”

Elvis Presley Enterprises noted Tutt’s decease successful a connection Saturday. The radical that runs Graceland recalled however Tutt drummed for Elvis with the TCB Band from 1969 until 1977, joining the set enactment unneurotic by James Burton for Elvis’ 1969 Las Vegas opening and staying with Elvis until his decease successful 1977.

“In summation to being a legendary drummer, helium was a bully person to galore of america present astatine Graceland,” the radical said successful a statement. “We enjoyed each clip helium joined america present to observe Elvis Week, Elvis’ Birthday and galore different peculiar occasions. Ronnie was an astonishing ambassador to Elvis’ legacy—sharing his memories of moving with Elvis with fans—as good arsenic bringing Elvis’ euphony to arenas astir the globe done aboriginal Elvis successful Concert shows and performances.”

Beyond Elvis, Tutt played with immoderate of the biggest names successful music, touring with Neil Diamond’s set and signaling and playing with Cash, Nicks, Glen Campbell, Kenny Rogers, Elvis Costello, Michael McDonald, and more, Elvis Presley Enterprises wrote.

“It’s been my privilege to stock the signifier with Ronnie for much than 40 years,” Diamond wrote connected Twitter connected Sunday. “God bless you, Ronnie. Give my regards to Elvis. We emotion you, Ronnie.”

The Associated Press

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