Petition to induct D.J. Fontana into The Rock And Roll Hall of Fame

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To The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Foundation,
1290 Avenue of the Americas
New York, NY 10104

We, the undersigned, as fans Elvis Presley, call for the induction of his first drummer the legendary D.J. Fontana into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. D.J. is a true pioneer of the Rock & Roll ERA. His contribution to music history as a side man for Elvis Presley is unparalleled to any musician of the time. He played on approximately 460 RCA cuts with Elvis. D.J., Scotty Moore and Bill Black formed Elvis' original band. D.J. was the man behind the beat for the first 15 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 ALL THE KINGS MEN.
D.J. and Scotty were also nominated for a GRAMMY in 1998 for GOING BACK TO MEMPHIS, from their CD ALL THE KINGS MEN.

D.J. has also played with other great artist such as:
PAUL McCARTNEY
CARL PERKINS
CHEAP TRICK
BILLY BURNETTE
RIS ISZAK
LEE ROCKER
STEVE EARLE
DOLLY PARTON
ROY ORBISON
CHARLIE PRIDE
WAYLON JENNINGS
LEFTY FRIZELL
JIM REEVES
RON WOOD
JEFF BECK
LEVON HEHMS
RONNIE McDOWELL
SONNY BURGESS
PAUL BURLISON
JOE ELY
JOHNNY CASH
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
On March 6th, 2000 Scotty Moore was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Now it is time for D.J. Fontana to take his rightful seat in the Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame.