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Who's the drummer

Sun Sep 09, 2007 1:53 am

Who's playing drums in this photo?
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It clearly isn't Ronnie Tutt and it's not his drums either. The photo is from the November 1971 tour and my guess is Nov 16th in Salt Lake City. Can anybody confirm this date and tell who the drummer is.

Sincerely
Brian
http://www.brian56.dk
(April 1972 tour uploaded)

Sun Sep 09, 2007 2:43 am

I would say it's the 13th November in Dallas, the Afternoon Show??? and the Drummer would be Jerome Munroe.

(Am trying to date my photo's Brian so it's a pure guess :wink: )

Sun Sep 09, 2007 3:59 am

didnt the band wear white jumpsuits that date?

Sun Sep 09, 2007 5:16 am

Kris P wrote:I will have to dig it out, but I'm sure my audio of the Philly show has Elvis introducing Jerome.....anyone have this cdr close at hand?


Kris P,

I uploaded the track to my website, it is really hard to understand but I think he says Jerome during the band introductions.

http://www.elvisconcerts.com/philly

I do also have that the band wore black not white.

Francesc

Sun Sep 09, 2007 6:02 am

Good job, Kris P! :lol:

Sun Sep 09, 2007 12:26 pm

Oh well..one of of two ain't bad.

Sun Sep 09, 2007 2:25 pm

Thanks for your help Kris P.
It's not easy dating the photos when the same photos gets different dates but hopefully we'll get to the point some day when we have the correct combinations of photos for all the 1970s shows.
So if the one I posted is from Philadelphia November 8 then this would have to be from Salt Lake City on Nov. 16th.
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Sincerely Brian
http://www.brian56.dk
(April 1972 tour uploaded)

Sun Sep 09, 2007 3:16 pm

Kris P wrote:Here's a pic of Jerome from June 24, 1977

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Nice job Kris.
New to me!

Looks like Jerome did use Ronnie's drum kit...

Sun Sep 09, 2007 4:26 pm

What's the story on this, I didn't realize Jerome ever filled in for Ronnie behind Elvis. Was Ronnie just not able to do the show, surely it wasn't for an entire leg of the tour, etc.

Re: Who's the drummer

Sun Sep 09, 2007 5:58 pm

bripet56 wrote:Who's playing drums in this photo?
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It clearly isn't Ronnie Tutt and it's not his drums either. The photo is from the November 1971 tour and my guess is Nov 16th in Salt Lake City. Can anybody confirm this date and tell who the drummer is.

Sincerely
Brian
http://www.brian56.dk
(April 1972 tour uploaded)


Unless the image is reversed, Jerome was a left-handed drummer, too. The hi-hat and snare are to the left.

Very interesting. I never knew that Ronnie didn't play the '71 Philadelphia show. I always wanted a soundboard of this show (close to home).

Rich

Sun Sep 09, 2007 8:31 pm

Rich_TCB, it was just by coincidence that Francesc and I discovered that the drummer was not Ronnie Tutt. I never knew Tutt didn't play one of the shows on the November 71 tour. Tutt is in all the other pictures from the tour so it was probably only this one show that Jerome Munroe sat in on drums.

By the way, the photo is not reversed so I guess Munroe is left-handed. I never thought of the drums being positioned depending on whether you're right- or left-handed.

Sincerely
Brian
http://www.brian56.dk
(April 1972 tour uploaded)

Sun Sep 09, 2007 8:52 pm

I just uploaded the November 1971 and June-July 1973 tours to my website.

After learning the photo I posted here was from Philly I had to change a couple of photos but I hope I've got it right now.

Sincerely
Brian
http://www.brian56.dk
(1971 and 1973 tours uploaded)

Sun Sep 09, 2007 9:00 pm

Yeah that was a productive Saturday lol !

Mon Sep 10, 2007 1:02 am

bripet56 wrote:By the way, the photo is not reversed so I guess Munroe is left-handed. I never thought of the drums being positioned depending on whether you're right- or left-handed.


Oh yes indeed.

Since I'm a drummer myself, I spotted this right away :wink:

Rich

Mon Sep 10, 2007 10:46 am

bripet56 wrote:I just uploaded the November 1971 and June-July 1973 tours to my website.


Very nice work, Brian! :smt023

I noticed you had a couple of empty slots concerning the July 73 tour. I have some pics dated as coming from those dates and I was wondering whether they are wrongly dated in my collection. (A very strong possibilty!)

Check out the contact sheet below.

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Mon Sep 10, 2007 6:36 pm

Kris P, thanks a lot for all the great shots. I had most of them but now I've even got them dated correct.

I think you're correct about all the photos except the very last one from Philly. I think this one belong to the series from Dallas where Elvis has the scarf tucked inside the suit.

Sincerely
Brian
http://www.brian56.dk
(1971 and 1973 tours uploaded)

Mon Sep 10, 2007 6:49 pm

Hi Scott, your contact sheet looks very right to me.
I'll see if I have some photos from the missing dates now that I know what to look for.

Sincerely
Brian
http://www.brian56.dk
(1971 and 1973 tours uploaded)

Mon Sep 10, 2007 11:37 pm

bripet56 wrote:Rich_TCB, it was just by coincidence that Francesc and I discovered that the drummer was not Ronnie Tutt. I never knew Tutt didn't play one of the shows on the November 71 tour. Tutt is in all the other pictures from the tour so it was probably only this one show that Jerome Munroe sat in on drums.

This is the first of three known shows where Jerome "Stump" Monroe, from the Sweet Inspirations band, was Elvis' newly-deputized drummer.

The other two:
December 7, 1975 (Las Vegas, NV)
June 24, 1977 (Madison, WI)

If Jerome is still with us, an interview about these unique evenings with Presley would be most interesting.
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Tue Sep 11, 2007 1:28 am

drjohncarpenter wrote:If Jerome is still with us, an interview about these unique evenings with Presley would be most interesting.


Here's the man now:

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Although he backed up Elvis only a couple of times, he was part of the show for a very long time.

Hmm... time to write a book I would say;)

Tue Sep 11, 2007 1:54 am

Robert wrote:Although he backed up Elvis only a couple of times ...

At least three times -- and Jerome has the distinction of being one of the few African-Americans to enjoy that distinction. Dudley Brooks, the great session pianist, would be another.

Tue Sep 11, 2007 2:09 am

bripet56 wrote:Hi Scott, your contact sheet looks very right to me.
I'll see if I have some photos from the missing dates now that I know what to look for.


Actually, the photo Scott has dated July 2nd, is a George Hill photo from Mobile, June 20th.

The November 1973 issue of Strictly Elvis magazine has this photo on the back cover, with the photo caption "Elvis at the Myriad in Oklahoma City on July 2, 1973". They were usually pretty accurate with their photo captions.

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Tue Sep 11, 2007 8:56 am

The fool wrote:Actually, the photo Scott has dated July 2nd, is a George Hill photo from Mobile, June 20th.


And actually, this was something The Fool told me a long time ago, but I guess some people never learn... :oops: I had made the correction in my files but not on that contact sheet...

Tue Sep 11, 2007 12:50 pm

Shame on you Scott for trying to fool me like this. Nah, I'm only kidding. I know how difficult it is to remember to change a date in all the places you have a certain photo.

Thanks The Fool for clearing up the mistake. I only have a few Strictly Elvis magazines but it is also my opinion that they were very accurate in dating photos.

Kris P, I see what you mean about the rings. I'll have to check it out when I get back home from work.

Sincerely
Brian
http://www.brian56.dk
(1971 and 1973 tours uploaded)

Tue Sep 11, 2007 11:01 pm

Kris P wrote:
Hi Brian.
I know what you mean about the scarf, but I dated this from Philly as Elvis appears to have no ring on his right index finger, which he did in Dallas.


My copy of the photo in question is no better than yours Kris but to me it looks more like Elvis wears no ring on his little finger rather than on his index finger.
I'd say he's wearing a large golden ring on his index-finger in the photo which would place it along with the other photos from Dallas.
But it's real hard to tell.

Sincerely
Brian
http://www.brian56.dk
(1971 and 1973 tours uploaded)