Scotty Moore Dies; Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame Guitarist Backed Elvis
June 28, 2016 at 7:34 PM (PT)
SCOTTY MOORE, the ROCK AND ROLL HALL OF FAME guitarist who backed ELVIS PRESLEY from the SUN RECORDS days through ELVIS' 1968 comeback special, died TUESDAY (6/28) in NASHVILLE, reports the MEMPHIS COMMERCIAL APPEAL. He was 84.
MOORE and bassist BILL BLACK were ELVIS' backing band THE BLUE MOON BOYS on PRESLEY's SUN RECORDS singles and during ELVIS' heyday in the 1950s and 1960s on RCA RECORDS. He also appeared in four of ELVIS' movies and was highlighted on the now-legendary 1968 comeback special. In addition, MOORE was a label executive at FERNWOOD RECORDS, a producer of records including THOMAS WAYNE's "Tragedy," and owner of a studio in NASHVILLE. MOORE also recorded with CARL PERKINS and released a solo album on EPIC in 1964.