Elvis gui­tarist dies

The Dominion Post - - World -

Scotty Moore, a pi­o­neer­ing rock ‘n’ roll gui­tarist best known for back­ing Elvis Pres­ley as a mem­ber of his orig­i­nal band and into su­per­star­dom, died yes­ter­day. He was 84. Moore, who played on Pres­ley’s first hit,

as well as such sin­gles as and died in Nashville, Ten­nessee af­ter sev­eral months of poor health. Moore was re­cruited for Pres­ley’s band by leg­endary pro­ducer Sam Phillips in 1954, ac­cord­ing to

mag­a­zine. It was that band, which was dubbed the Blue Moon Boys and also in­cluded bas­sist Bill Black and drum­mer DJ Fon­tana, that backed Pres­ley for much of the next decade on the songs that earned him the ti­tle of the King of Rock ‘n’ Roll.

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