Dennis St. John Loses Battle With Cancer

Dennis St. John, Neil Diamond’s musical director through the 1970s and drummer on more than 50 gold and platinum recordings, died of cancer June 6.

He performed on tracks including the Bellamy Brothers’ “Let Your Love Flow,” Linda Rondstadt’s “Desperado” and several of Diamond’s hits.

“Lost my old friend Dennis St. John,” Diamond tweeted. “His drumming graces my recordings from Hot August Night to The Jazz Singer. I’ll miss him big time.”