Elvis guitarist dies
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.