We’ve lost another music icon. This one shaped the entire sound of Rock n Roll as we know it and helped catapult Elvis into a household name!
Pioneering rock guitarist Scotty Moore, who was a member of Elvis Presley’s original band, has died aged 84.
He died in Nashville on Tuesday after several months of poor health.
He is credited with helping Elvis shape his musical sound and inspired generations of guitarists.
Moore was the last survivor of Elvis’s original band which included Presley, bassist Bill Black and producer Sam Phillips.
They worked together for 14 years and Moore was Presley’s first manager.
Moore also had a long working relationship with his friend Carl Perkins and also worked with artists including Ringo Starr, Keith Richards, Jeff Beck and Ronnie Wood.
He was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2000 and in 2015 he was placed at number 29 in Rolling Stone’s 100 greatest guitarists list.
Sad. But he lived a long and storied life. I love early “Sun Records” days Elvis and Moore’s guitar playing was an integral part of that infamous sound.
Gotta imagine there’s gonna be a great jam session in heaven tonight!
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