Synthaholic Posted June 28, 2016 Share Posted June 28, 2016 Scotty Moore, Rock Pioneer and Elvis Presleys Guitarist, Dies at 84 Scotty Moore, the pioneering rock n roll guitarist whose fluid picking propelled Elvis Presleys first recordings for Sun Records, died Tuesday in Nashville, according to Memphis newspaper the Commercial Appeal. He was 84. Moore was a member of a local country combo in Memphis when he was drafted by Sun owner Sam Phillips to support with the young, untested teenage singer on his debut recordings. His crisp, flowing, melodic guitar lines, heavily influenced by Chet Atkins early work but also infused with deep blues feeling, highlighted the singles issued by Sun during Presleys rise to fame in 1954-55. Moore went on to work behind Presley after he moved to major label RCA in 1956, appearing on such major hits as Heartbreak Hotel and Blue Suede Shoes. He also took supporting roles in several of Presleys early feature films, and took a key instrumental role in his 1968 comeback special. He was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2000. More at the LINK The fact there's a Highway To Hell and only a Stairway To Heaven says a lot about anticipated traffic numbers People only say "It's a free country" when they're doing something shitty-Demetri Martin Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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