Ronnie Tutt

Who is Ronnie Tutt? Ronnie Tutt was an American drummer who was born on March 12, 1938, in Dallas, Texas, United States. He played concerts and recording sessions for Elvis Presley, Roy Orbison, Neil Diamond, the Carpenters, and Jerry Garcia.

Ronnie Tutt’s wife told that Ronnie died on October 16, 2021, of natural causes at his home in Franklin, Tennessee. He was surrounded by family and went peacefully.

Ronnie Tutt didn’t go to the hospital in fact he did not want to be hospitalized. Donna says Ronnie had a longtime heart condition and there was nothing more doctors could do. She says his body had just had enough, adding, “He couldn’t play another drum lick.”


Elvis Presley Enterprises said “All of us with Elvis Presley Enterprises was deeply saddened to learn of the passing of Ronnie Tutt. In addition to being a legendary drummer, he was a good friend to many of us here at Graceland.”

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Tutt made the rounds with some of the most famous musicians of his day, including The Carpenters, Neil Diamond, Billy Joel, Roy Orbison, and Jerry Garcia.


Short details of Ronnie Tutt Career

Tutt played on Billy Joel’s second and third albums. He played on the

  • Breakthrough 1973,
  • Piano Man
  • Streetlife Serenade (1974’s)

Around early 1974, Tutt began recording and touring with the Jerry Garcia Band, and also Jerry Garcia’s and Merl Saunders’ brief Legion of Mary.

Starting with Garcia’s studio album Compliments in 1974, Tutt played drums for the Jerry Garcia Band for four years before moving on.


During this time, Tutt also played drums on Garcia’s studio albums Reflections in 1976 and Cats Under the Stars in 1978. In 1982, however, Tutt returned to the studio with Garcia to help record Run for the Roses.

After the TCB Band disbanded upon Presley’s death, Tutt was invited by Neil Diamond to become Diamond’s permanent concert and recording session drummer.

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Ronnie Tutt Bio, Death, Age, Wife, family, and more

NameRonnie Tutt
Real NameRonnie Tutt
Age83 years (as of 2021)
Date of BirthMarch 12, 1938
Birth PlaceDallas, Texas, United States
Zodiac sign/Sun signN/A
Education QualificationSoon Update
ParentsSoon Update
Martial StatusMarried
ChildrenSoon Update
Net Worth$1 million to $5 million

Frequently Asked Questions about Ronnie Tutt

How old is Ronnie Tutt?

83 years (as of 2021)


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What is Ronnie Tutt’s net worth?

The net worth of Ronnie Tutt is $1 million to $5 million.


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