Tag Archives: D.J. Fontana

Happy Birthday, “Hillbilly Cat”

He was born on January 8, 1935. He would have other nicknames over the course of his career, such as “Elvis the pelvis” and “The King of Rock & Roll” but, for the purpose of this discourse, I’d like to … Continue reading

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Elvis 42 Years Later

As I (Steve) write this, it’s August 16th, 2019.  Elvis Presley died 42 years ago.  When he died, he was 42 years old. A few thoughts 42 years on: I clearly remember the night, in 1956, when my mom and … Continue reading

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R.I.P. D.J. Fontana

We’ve lost the man who defined the backbeat of Rock & Roll.  More importantly, we’ve lost a gentle, humble man with an easy, shy smile who we were privileged to know, Dominic Joseph Fontana, better known throughout the world as … Continue reading

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