Longtime guitar player for Elvis Presley, Scotty Moore, has died at the age of 84. His cause of death is unknown.
Moore played a vital role in Elvis Presley’s career. While Elvis Presley is the undisputed King of Rock ‘n’ Roll, without the help of talented musicians who helped him develop his unique musical style, Elvis’ influence on the music industry may have been much different.
Moore moved to Memphis in the early 1950’s. With the help of bassist Bill Black, Moore formed a group called the Starlite Wranglers. Shortly after, the two were asked to back up a young Elvis on his first single, “That’s All Right (Mama).” The meeting resulted in a long-time partnership with Elvis as Moore would go on to play on all of Elvis’ most popular songs. The guitar player also appeared in four of Elvis’ movies.
Rolling Stone named Moore of the 100 greatest guitarists of all-time. He was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2000.
In addition to Presley, Moore worked with artists like Richards, Ringo Starr, Carl Perkins, Jeff Beck, Levon Helm, Ronnie Wood and more.
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