D. J. Fontana

1931 - 2018

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Dominic Joseph Fontana (March 15, 1931 – June 13, 2018) was an American musician best known as the drummer for Elvis Presley for 14 years. In 1955, he was hired to play drums for Presley, which marked the beginning of a 15-year relationship. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of D. J. Fontana has received more than 309,875 page views. His biography is available in 19 different languages on Wikipedia. D. J. Fontana is the 1,288th most popular musician (down from 1,161st in 2019), the 6,414th most popular biography from United States (down from 5,736th in 2019) and the 486th most popular Musician.

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  • 46.83

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  • 19

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 3.61

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 2.89

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among musicians, D. J. Fontana ranks 1,288 out of 2,662Before him are Leslie Bricusse, Brad Delson, Franco Luambo, Michael Sembello, Clifford Curzon, and Phạm Duy. After him are Mary Wilson, Alan White, Liam Howlett, Johnny Mercer, John Mayhew, and Roy Thomas Baker.

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Among people born in 1931, D. J. Fontana ranks 337Before him are Riane Eisler, Charles Bassett, Leslie Bricusse, John Shelby Spong, Anatoli Ilyin, and Dino da Costa. After him are Nick Adams, Viktor Tsaryov, Jaime Ramírez, Norman Mineta, Tamara Tyshkevich, and Malcolm Browne. Among people deceased in 2018, D. J. Fontana ranks 287Before him are Mel Ramos, Neagu Djuvara, Clint Walker, Peter Carington, 6th Baron Carrington, Jon Hiseman, and Soon-Tek Oh. After him are Nancy Wilson, Glenn Branca, Pat Torpey, Durward Knowles, Mrinal Sen, and Oleg Anofriyev.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, D. J. Fontana ranks 6,414 out of 18,182Before him are Archie Mayo (1891), Steve Kloves (1960), Kayden Kross (1985), Kevin MacLeod (1972), Michelle Akers (1966), and William Larned (1872). After him are Mary Wilson (1944), Robert Nisbet (1913), Carol Ann Susi (1952), Bud Cort (1948), Miguel Sandoval (1951), and Geraldine Ferraro (1935).

Among MUSICIANS In United States

Among musicians born in United States, D. J. Fontana ranks 486Before him are Ron Asheton (1948), Randy Jackson (1961), Benjamin Orr (1947), Paul Gray (1972), Brad Delson (1977), and Michael Sembello (1954). After him are Mary Wilson (1944), Johnny Mercer (1909), Lester Bowie (1941), Pat Torpey (1953), Mike Patton (1968), and Kenny Drew (1928).