W.S. “Fluke” Holland Funeral, Obituary, Service, Notices, Death: W.S. “Fluke” Holland Passed away on September, 2020, You can send your sympathy in the comment provided and share it with the family.
- Died: September 23, 2020
- Details of death: Died at his home in Jackson, Tennessee after a short illness at the age of 85.
W.S. “Fluke” Holland was a drummer who played for Johnny Cash (1932 – 2003) and Carl Perkins (1932 – 1998), including on classic songs such as “Blue Suede Shoes” and “Ring of Fire.”
Holland never trained as a drummer – instead, he was an air conditioning repairman who enjoyed going to see live music and sometimes found himself on stage with a young Perkins, thumping out a rhythm on the side of an upright bass. When Perkins went to Memphis to cut a record for Sam Phillips at Sun Records, Holland went with him, playing a drum set for the first time to great success. Holland continued to play with Perkins, and he was behind the drum set on the day in 1956 when Perkins, Cash, Elvis Presley (1935 – 1977), and Jerry Lee Lewis recorded the impromptu “Million Dollar Quartet” session. In 1960, Holland joined Cash for a two-week tour, which turned into 37 years of touring and recording with the Man in Black. He was a member of Cash’s backing bands the Tennessee Three, The Great Eighties Eight, and the Johnny Cash Show Band, and he served as Cash’s road manager. The last surviving member of the original Tennessee Three, Holland continued to play with Cash until Cash’s retirement from performing in 1997. He also recorded with greats including Roy Orbison (1936 – 1988), Willie Nelson, and Bob Dylan.
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