News RIP...Scotty Moore

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  1. Shithead

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    Elvis Presley guitarist Scotty Moore dead at 84
    • 05:10, 29 Jun 2016
    • Updated 05:16, 29 Jun 2016
    • By Dan Whitcomb
    The pioneering rock guitarist - who was most famous for backing Elvis Presley - has passed away

    Scotty Moore, a pioneering rock guitarist best known for backing Elvis Presley as a member of his original band and into superstardom, died on Tuesday at theage of 84, the Memphis Commercial-Appeal reported.
    Moore, who played on Presley's first hit, That's All Right (Mama), as well as such singles as Heartbreak Hotel and Hound Dog, died in Nashville after several months of poor health, the newspaper said.
    "We lost one of the finest people I have ever met today," Matt Ross-Sprang, an engineer at the Sun Studio in Memphis said on Instagram.
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    Scotty Moore, who played guitar for the late Elvis Presley
    "The guitarist that changed the world ... especially mine; I hope you don't mind if I keep stealing your licks."
    Moore, who was born in Gadsen, Tennessee, and began playing the guitar at age eight, was recruited for Presley's band by legendary producer Sam Phillips in 1954, according to Rolling Stone magazine.
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    Scotty Moore with Elvis
    It was that band, which was dubbed the Blue Moon Boys and also included bassist Bill Black and drummer D.J. Fontana, that backed Presley over much of the next decade on the songs that earned him the title of the King of Rock 'n' Roll.
    Services were scheduled for Thursday in Humboldt, Tennessee, for Moore, who was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2000, the Commercial-Appeal reported.
     
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    He's having a beer with Elvis up in Heaven, talking about the old days.
     
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    Scotty no moore
     
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    I follow Scotty pretty well, he's been going down slow these past few years. What a guy he was, RIP.
     
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    Hmmm.... didn't they find Elvis walking around Memphis just the other day? :bigthink
     
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    Legend. He worked on and off for Elvis until the Vegas era. RIP guitarman.
     
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    Another person Howard didn't send a note before he died.
     
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    Oh man. I learned to pick "Mystery Train" and lots of other rockabilly tunes by watching him play. One of the greatest and most influential guitar players in rock music history. RIP.
     
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    Not positive about this, but I think his last gig with Elvis was the 68 Comeback Special.

     
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    This. Dude was a badass on guitar. Listening to my mom's Elvis records when I was growing up in the 70's is what made me become a big music fan and Scotty's guitar playing was a big part of that. RIP to a true legend.
     
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    Love me some rockabilly guitar!
     
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    This isn't Scotty, but this guy has the chops.

     
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    Correct.
     
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    Listen to Elvis's "my baby left me" from 1956.
     
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    Not only was it his last gig with Elvis; it was his first gig with Elvis in several years.

    I forget the details of why this is, but I remember the Colonel had something to do with it.
     
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    that's something an 11 year old would say
     
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    I was once an 11 year old boy. It's OK for me to say it .
     
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