Petition to induct D.J. Fontana into The Rock And Roll Hall of Fame
The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Foundation
Elvis Presley's Sweet Sweet Spirit Fan Club
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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:
JOE LEWIS WALKER
JERRY LEE LEWIS
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.