DJ Fontana Personally Owned Drumsticks

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DJ Fontana, American musician best known as the drummer for Elvis Presley for 14 years. He played on over 460 RCA cuts with Elvis. Nicknamed "D. J.", Fontana was employed by the Louisiana Hayride to be an in-house drummer on its Saturday night radio broadcast. In October 1954 he was hired to play drums for Elvis, and that marked the beginning of a fifteen-year relationship. He performed on the NBC television show known as the '68 Comeback Special. Here are personally used drumsticks by the legendary musician and longtime friend of The King. The drumsticks were used and acquired at the Pasadena Ritz Carlton where he was conducting television interviews regarding Sun Records and early rock and roll history, and come with a letter of provenance. 

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