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Elvis Presley may have been the King of Rock and Roll but that doesn’t mean he did everything on his own.
Scotty Moore was the guitarist and the last survivor of Elvis's original band, The Blue Moon Boys, which included Presley, bassist Bill Black and producer Sam Phillips. A guitar player from the age of eight, Moore to some extent invented the whole idea of a rock guitarist.
Keith Richards of the Rolling Stones said, “All I wanted to do in the world was to be able to play and sound like that. Everyone else wanted to be Elvis. I wanted to be Scotty.”
Moore was born to a musical family in Tennessee and served in the US navy before joining The Blue Moon Boys. The group helped produce the Elvis hits Heartbreak Hotel, Hound Dog, Don’t Be Cruel, Too Much and Jailhouse Rock, as well as appearing in several Elvis movies. Moore was also briefly Elvis’s manager, although he was quickly squeezed out by Colonel Tom Parker.
Moore last worked with with Elvis on a 1968 comeback TV special. In 2000 he was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
Studio engineer Matt Ross-Spang described him as "the guitarist that changed the world".