Larrie Londin sat in for Ronnie Tutt for the firt tour of 1976 (9 shows) and for Elvis last 3 shows in June 1977. Elvis often joked about Larrys overweight: This is Larry Londin, and hes about the seize of London. And during You gave me a Mountain, Elvis once remarked looking at Larry: And hes right there.
Also referred to as the Human Clock, Larry Londin was the best session drummer of Nashville and often travelled with the band as the drummer for the Sweet Inspirations.
My first real meeting with Elvis was a rather bizarre one, Larry said in an interview. I was asked to do an audition in Graceland. I was waiting for half an hour or so, and suddenly Elvis came down, dressed in a blue jump suit. He shook my hand and said that everything would be just fine. But I never auditioned. The first time I played for him, was on stage.
After 1977, Larry opened a drum-shop in Nashville and backed the Everly Brothers.
He died of a massive heart attack.