Elvis Presley's legendary late-'60s and '70s TCB Band drummer Ronnie Tutt died on October 16th at age 83. According to Rolling Stone, a cause of death was not released. Tutt will forever be remembered for touring and recording with Elvis Presley between 1969 and 1977 and playing on such classics as "Burning Love," "Bridge Over Troubled Water," "You Don't Have To Say You Love Me," "Separate Ways," "Promised Land," "An American Trilogy," "Way Down," "Moody Blue," "My Way," and so many more.
Ronnie Tutt's unique drum work can also be heard on recordings by such varied rock acts as Billy Joel on his Piano Man and Streetlife Serenade albums; Buckingham Nicks' 1973 self-titled debut; Gram Parsons' two solo albums, GP and Grievous Angel; as a member of the Jerry Garcia Band on the studio sets Compliments, Reflections, Cats Under The Stars, and Run For The Roses; Elvis Costello's King Of America, and Roy Orbison's A Black And White Night.
Apart from his work with "The King" assorted studio work and tours with the reunited TCB Band, Ronnie Tutt was part of Neil Diamond's touring ensemble for the past 40 years.