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 October 1954, he was hired to play drums for Presley, which marked the beginning of a fifteen-year relationship. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of D. J. Fontana has received more than 247,754 page views. His biography is available in 19 different languages on Wikipedia. D. J. Fontana is the 1,161st most popular musician (down from 1,076th in 2019), the 5,740th most popular biography from United States (down from 5,194th in 2019) and the 454th most popular American Musician.

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  • 59.58

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 19

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 3.77

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 2.84

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among musicians, D. J. Fontana ranks 1,161 out of 2,675Before him are Gerald Moore, Blind Willie McTell, Michael Sembello, John McVie, Tony Williams, and Mick Jones. After him are Herb Ellis, Jukka Nevalainen, Jimmie Nicol, Sonny Clark, Arthur De Greef, and Bart Berman.

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Among people born in 1931, D. J. Fontana ranks 305Before him are John Zizioulas, Mustafa Dağıstanlı, Shirley Verrett, Klaus Rifbjerg, Medardo Joseph Mazombwe, and Antonio Gamoneda. After him are Jerry Van Dyke, Yuriy Voynov, Tamara Tyshkevich, Sonny Clark, George Jones, and František Šafránek. Among people deceased in 2018, D. J. Fontana ranks 262Before him are Marty Balin, Elizabeth Hawley, Charlotte Rae, Elias M. Stein, Ehsan Yarshater, and Michael Harner. After him are Jerry Van Dyke, Jean Bourgain, Barys Kit, Sergio Balanzino, Kate Wilhelm, and David Goodall.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, D. J. Fontana ranks 5,740 out of 15,968Before him are Sylvester (1947), Tony Williams (1945), Arthur M. Schlesinger Jr. (1917), Pat Robertson (1930), Rosario Dawson (1979), and Benjamin Rush (1745). After him are Deirdre McCloskey (1942), L. Scott Caldwell (1950), Jerry Van Dyke (1931), Anna Sui (1952), Denis Leary (1957), and Lawrence M. Krauss (1954).

Among MUSICIANS In United States

Among musicians born in United States, D. J. Fontana ranks 454Before him are Shawn Crahan (1969), Donald Fagen (1948), Gram Parsons (1946), Blind Willie McTell (1898), Michael Sembello (1954), and Tony Williams (1945). After him are Herb Ellis (1921), Sonny Clark (1931), Charlie Byrd (1925), George Jones (1931), Renée Fleming (1959), and J. B. Lenoir (1929).