FILE- In this Oct. 16, 2004 file photo, longtime Elvis Presley drummer D.J. Fontana performs at the 50th anniversary celebration concert of Elvis Presley's first performance at the Louisiana Hayride in Sherveport, La.  Fontana, the drummer who helped launch rock 'n' roll as Elvis Presley's sideman, has died at 87, his wife said Thursday, June 14, 2018. Karen Fontana told The Associated Press that her husband died Wednesday, June 13 in his sleep in Nashville.
FILE- In this Oct. 16, 2004 file photo, longtime Elvis Presley drummer D.J. Fontana performs at the 50th anniversary celebration concert of Elvis Presley's first performance at the Louisiana Hayride in Sherveport, La. Fontana, the drummer who helped launch rock 'n' roll as Elvis Presley's sideman, has died at 87, his wife said Thursday, June 14, 2018. Karen Fontana told The Associated Press that her husband died Wednesday, June 13 in his sleep in Nashville. The Shreveport Times via AP Robert Ruiz
FILE- In this Oct. 16, 2004 file photo, longtime Elvis Presley drummer D.J. Fontana performs at the 50th anniversary celebration concert of Elvis Presley's first performance at the Louisiana Hayride in Sherveport, La. Fontana, the drummer who helped launch rock 'n' roll as Elvis Presley's sideman, has died at 87, his wife said Thursday, June 14, 2018. Karen Fontana told The Associated Press that her husband died Wednesday, June 13 in his sleep in Nashville. The Shreveport Times via AP Robert Ruiz

Longtime Elvis Presley drummer D.J. Fontana has died

June 14, 2018 07:06 PM