Elvis Presley's original drummer D. J. Fontana is celebrating his 89th birthday today. As a number of online tributes attest, he is one of the most acclaimed musicians of his generation.
Popular musician D. J. Fontana has always liked to keep a bit of himself hidden from view. At 89th birthday, he remains a man of many facets.
Fontana, a cultural icon
Born Dominic Joseph Fontana in Shreveport on March 15, 1931, his career spans an arc over many different eras and tastes in American history. Fontana's not just a great musician, he's an inspiration, an icon and a successful business man. At this point in his career, there seems to be little D. J. hasn't done.
And we've got a feeling the next 12 months are going to be even bigger and better for D. J. Fontana as he promises more to come. After all, he's only 89.
Happy Birthday, D. J., you're the best!
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