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Ronnie Tutt – Bio, Age, Height, Nationality, Net Worth, Facts

Ronnie Tutt is a late drummer and musical star from the United States. Ronnie Tutt had played concerts and recording sessions for Elvis Presley, the Carpenters, Roy Orbison, Neil Diamond, and Jerry Garcia. He is regarded as one of the best drummers and a big personality in the 1970s.

Early Life

Born as Ronald Ellis Tutt, best known by the name Ronnie Tutt. He was born on the 12th of March 1938, in Dallas, Texas, the United States of America. At the age of 83, he passed away and held American nationality. However, there is not much more known about his ethical background, religious beliefs, childhood life, and parents.

However, it is known that he was a native Texan and was involved with music and performing arts for most of his childhood. He played the guitar, violin, and trumpet before taking up the drums at the age of seventeen. In an early performance, he shared the bill with a then-unknown Elvis Presley.

In terms of his academic qualification, he has not much talked about his school, college, and qualification till the time of his death. However, he seems to be an educated person and attends a local private school in Dallas, Texas. However, he might have drooped out of college to pursue a career in drumming.

Ronnie Tutt – Death

On the 16th of October 2021, at the age of 83, Ronni dead due to a natural cause in Franklin, Tennessee. moreover, his daughter confirmed her father’s death.

Professional Career

Ronnie Tutt began recording and performing with Jerry Garcia’s, Jerry Garcia’s, and Merl Saunders’ short Legion of Mary in 1974. Meanwhile, the drummer played drums with the Jerry Garcia Band for four years and contributed to Billy Joel’s second and third albums.

When the TCB band disbanded following Elvis Presley’s death, Neil Diamond invited Tutt to join Diamond as Diamond’s permanent performing and recording session drummer.

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Caption: Ronnie Tutt playing the drum in a concert (Source: The New York Times)

In addition, he also appeared on the Piano Man album. The drummer also played drums on Garcia’s studio recordings “Reflections” (1976) and “Cats Under the Stars” (1978). He, on the other hand, returned to the studio with Garcia in 1982 to assist in the recording of “Run for the Roses.”

Tutt has also played on Billy Joel’s second and third albums, Piano Man (all tracks except “Captain Jack”) in 1973 and Streetlife Serenade in 1974. He has also played on Emmylou Harris and Gram Parsons’s solo albums.


Till the time of his death, Tutt did not win any major awards or recognitions in his musical career. However, he is considered one of the best drummers and a big personality in the 1970s. Throughout his career, he was known as the drummer of the Taking Care of Business (TCB) band until the band disbanded.

Ronnie Tutt – Net Worth 2023

The late American drummer and musician’s net worth amassed nearly $5 million. While his annual salary was estimated around$250,000 per annual at the time of his death. He was well-known in the 1970s for being a great drummer with a strong personality.

Relationship Status

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Caption: Ronnie Tutt wedding photo (Source: Facebook)

Talking about his personal life, Ronnie Tutt married Donna Tutt and the couple were together until the death of Ronnie. The couple recently celebrated their 48th wedding anniversary in April 2021. However, the exact date of their wedding and their first meeting are still unclear. Elisia Tutt Notermann is the couple’s daughter. Throughout his career, Ronnie was not a part of the controversy and had lived a low profile. In addition, he was never involved in such things and maintained a safe distance from such things.

Ronnie Tutt – Body Measurements

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Caption: Ronnie Tutt made an appearance at Paiste Cymbals Artists Day at SoundCheck in Nashville (Source: Facebook)

Ronnie stands 5 feet 5 inches tall and weighs around 80 kg. Looking at his photos, he has a pair of brown eyes, white hair, and a long white beard.

Social Media

Unfortunately, this man is no more alive in this world and is not active on any social media sites.

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