Ron Tutt

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Musician, Drummer

Ron Tutt is best known for playing drums behind Elvis Presley during most of the king’s tours during the 1970s. Ron grew up with a deep passion for music and the drums, which led him to audition for Elvis as he was putting a band together for his Las Vegas comeback. Ron toured with Elvis, which may have hit its high point in 1973 for the via satellite television program live around the world from Hawaii. In the years following Elvis’ death in 1977, Ron recorded and toured with several artists including Billy Joel, Jerry Garcia and Neil Diamond.  Ron also endorsed several companies during his long career including DW Drums and Regal Tip drumsticks.