I was shocked and saddened to hear about my longtime friend, D.J. Fontana passing on.
I’ve known him since we were kids on the Louisiana Hayride back in the 50’s.
I loved that man.
We had a mutual love and respect for each other.
We both were raised in Shreveport and we’ve been around the world with our talent that we got from here.
It’s amazing that two kids from Shreveport, both ended up playing for Elvis Presley, the ‘King of Rock and Roll’ at different times in Elvis’ life.
D.J. set the beat for a generation and he will be greatly missed.
I am smiling though, thinking of the amazing reunion happening right now between Elvis, Scotty and D.J..
The boys back together again.
D.J.’s family is in our thoughts and prayers.