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Rest In Peace Ronnie

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Last Saturday, October 16 2021, Ronnie Tutt passed away at the age of 83. A very nice man and great drummer, who played for Elvis in the TCB Band from 1969 until Elvis' passing in 1977.  The...
Source:Various | Updated: October 19, 2021 | People

Bob Moore Dead At 88

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Legendary bass player Bob Moore, who played on many Elvis recordings, passed away at the age of 88 yesterday. In total Bob can be heard on more than 17000 recordings.
Source:Various | Updated: September 23, 2021 | People

Ed Asner Passed Away

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Ed Asner the American actor who was best known for playing Lou Grant on The Mary Tyler Moore Show, died Sunday aged 91.Ed Asner is known to Elvis fans for appearing in the 1962 movie Kid Galahad...
Source:Elvis Information Network | Updated: September 02, 2021 | People

BJ Thomas Dead

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Following a battle with stage-four lung cancer, B.J. 'Just Had A New Record' Thomas, whose musical career endured for over 50 years, died May 29 at his home in Arlington, Texas. He was 78. Thomas...
Source:Billboard | Updated: May 30, 2021 | People

Mr. Personality Passed Away Too

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Lloyd Price, the ‘50s R&B vocalist whose early singles were among the first to attract attention from the nascent rock ‘n’ roll audience, died Thursday. He was 88.The New Orleans-born singer burst...
Source:Various | Updated: May 08, 2021 | People

Bobby Morris Passed Away

Bobby Morris, Vegas Conductor, Dead Aged 93: Bobby Morris was not only Elvis Presley’s original conductor with his own 48-piece orchestra at the International Hotel’s opening season in July 1969 but...
Source:Elvis Information Network | Updated: May 06, 2021 | People

Gord Atkinson Died

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Radio personality Gord Atkinson, who exposed the world to a young Paul Anka and rubbed elbows with Elvis Presley on his popular "Campus Corner" show, has died at 94.On April 3, 1957, Elvis Presley was...
Source:Various | Updated: April 29, 2021 | People

Al Schmitt Died

American recording engineer and record producer Albert (Al) Schmitt died. He was 91. He engineered Elvis Presley’s recording sessions at RCA for his first post-army film 'G.I. Blues', in 1960.
Source:Elvis Day By Day | Updated: April 28, 2021 | People

Composer Barry Mason Died

Composer Barry Mason, Dead at 85: UK iconic songwriter Barry Mason died on Friday, he was 85.Mason became a major chart success with 1960's hits such as Tom Jones' 'Delilah', Edison Lighthouse with...
Source:Elvis Information Network | Updated: April 19, 2021 | People

Bob Williams Memphis Photographer Passed Away

Bob Williams, a longtime photographer with the Memphis Commercial Appeal who enthusiastically chronicled the career of Elvis Presley, capturing the emerging King of Rock and Roll in what would become...
Source:Elvis Information Network | Updated: March 19, 2021 | People

Elvis To Play Windsor Safari Park For “On Tour Two”

If you have read my little book you will know that I had many meetings with Carlin Music bossFreddy Bienstock. Freddy had been asked by Colonel to get new songs from UK songwriters for afollow up to...
Updated: January 27, 2021 | People

Jimmie Rodgers Dead

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Last week, Jimmie Rodgers, author of It's Over passed away at 87.
Source:Various | Updated: January 22, 2021 | People

Buzzy Forbess Passed Away

Buzzy Forbess has passed away. Elvis and Buzzy were good friends at Humes High and Elvis’ early days at Sun. In his freshman year of high school Elvis teamed up with three friends, Buzzy...
Source:Elvis Information Network | Updated: January 07, 2021 | People

Another Songwriter Gone

Mexican songwriter Armando Manzanero died at the age of 85. Manzanero wrote the original version of 'It's Impossible' ('Somos Novios') in 1968. Two years later Sid...
Source:ElvisDayByDay.com | Updated: December 31, 2020 | People

Geoff Stephens Passed Away

British songwriter Geoff Stephens past away at 86 on December 24. Elvis recorded This Is Our Dance, Heart Of Rome and Sylvia from his pen. Stephens won a Grammy for Winchester Cathedral in 1966.
Source:Essential Elvis | Updated: December 27, 2020 | People

Stan Kesler Passed Away

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Musician, songwriter, producer and label owner, Stan Kesler passed away at 92. Elvis recorded five of his songs: 'I'm Left, You're Right, She's Gone', 'I Forgot To Remember To...
Source:Various | Updated: October 27, 2020 | People

Mac Davis Passed Away

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Mac Davis, the country-music artist and songwriter behind some of Elvis Presley’s most indelible recordings, died Tuesday at 78. Davis became “critically ill following heart surgery in...
Source:Rolling Stone | Updated: September 30, 2020 | People

Al Kasha, Composer Died

Al Kasha who co-composed Elvis' “Your Time Hasn’t Come Yet, Baby” died last Monday, aged 83. Al Kasha is best remembered for writing (with Joel Hirschhorn) Oscar-winning songs...
Source:Elvis Information Network | Updated: September 17, 2020 | People

Billy Goldenberg Dead At 84

Billy Goldenberg, Emmy-winning composer and musical director of Elvis Presley's 'Comeback Special', died. He also wrote the score for ‘Change of Habit’, starring Elvis and...
Source:ElvisDayByDay.com | Updated: August 06, 2020 | People

Ed Hill Passed Away

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Gospel music lost another dear friend, Ed Hill passed away last night. Ed was a founding member of the Prophets Quartet. He joined JD Sumner And The Stamps Quartet in 1974, backing Elvis Presley, and...
Source:Various | Updated: July 15, 2020 | People

Dick Grob Dead

Today the news arrived that Dick Grob, one of Elvis' bodyguards in the 1970s, passed away in Las Vegas. He is not Safe and Sound anymore.
Source:Various | Updated: April 24, 2020 | People

Elvis' Brother Dead

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James Drury, died today of natural causes. He was 85. Drury supported Elvis Presley in his  movie debut ‘Love Me Tender’ (1956). He played Elvis’s brother, Ray Reno.
Source:ElvisDayByDay.com | Updated: April 10, 2020 | People

Guy Harris Died

One of Elvis Presley's childhood friends and Tupelo native, Guy Harris, has died. Harris died on Monday. He was also a historian at the Elvis Presley Birthplace in Tupelo. Harris never turned down...
Source:Elvis Information Network | Updated: April 09, 2020 | People

Ed Bonja Dead

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Ed Bonja, known for the many great shots of Elvis in the 1970s, passed away at the age of 74 yesterday. 
Source:Various | Updated: September 04, 2019 | People

Kang Rhee Dead

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Elvis' karate instructor, Grand Master Kang Rhee (1938), has passed away. Funeral services for Grand Master Rhee will be held on Friday, August 23rd at 7:30 pm at Korean Baptist Church of...
Source:Various | Updated: August 17, 2019 | People