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Biography of DJ Fontana

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1931 - Born -March 15, - Shreveport, Louisiana 1940's - DJ Fontana first earned notice drumming behind T. Tommy Cutrer, a radio personality with Shreveport station KCIJ who moonlighted as a country singer.

 1953 - was named the house drummer of The Louisiana Hayride, the legendary radio showcase broadcast each Saturday evening from Shreveport's Municipal Auditorium. So not to offend country purists, DJ Fontana was forced to perform from behind the stage curtain.

 1954 - Fontana remained out of sight on October 16, when DJ Fontana backed Presley, Scotty (Lead Guitar), and Bill (Bass Guitar) during their first Hayride appearance. Fontana was the first drummer ever to back Presley on-stage, steadfastly avoiding his cymbals and playing only the backbeat in order to best complement the music.

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