WS Holland Death – Dead : WS Holland Obituary : Drummer and Road Manager for Johnny Cash
WS “Fluke” Holland, a drummer and road manager for Johnny Cash, has died at 85-years-old.
Holland died Wednesday at his home following a short illness, according to the obituary.
Holland was born in Saltillo on April 22, 1935, and graduated JB Young High School in 1953.
He joined the Carl Perkins Brothers Band in 1954, until joining Johnny Cash as a member of the Tennessee Three in 1960, according to a statement posted online on September. 23, 2020 by https://www.wbbjtv.com
Cause of Death.
The following are some tributes posted on social media to honor the life and the legacy of the deceased.
RIPThe last phone call we had together he said“thank you for being my friend”(Hear him sayinPauuuulThank yoooo For bein ma friend)with tears in my eyes and sadness in my heartWS, thank you for being my friendI love you xo.
We mourn the loss of our dear friend WS “Fluke” Holland who passed away at his home in Jackson, Tennessee, today. Fluke was present during the infamous jam session at Sun Studio’s on 12/4/1956 that inspired our stage play, and a legendary drummer for both Carl Perkins and Johnny Cash. He can be heard on Carl’s “Blue Suede Shoes,” Carl Mann’s “Mona Lisa,” to name a few, and on most all of Cash’s recordings from 1960 onward. We had the honor of Fluke joining us at various performances of Million Dollar Quartet throughout the years and we’ll miss him greatly. Fluke was 85.
Jay Eisenberg wrote
Safe travels WS Holland
Drummer for Carl Perkins and Johnny Cash
Played on all of their hit songs
Rest in Peace
Thank you Todd Charles Morgan for making me aware of his passing.