posted on Jun, 29 2016 @ 11:42 AM
Pioneering rock guitarist Scotty Moore, who was a member of Elvis Presley's original band, has died aged 84.
He died in Nashville on Tuesday after several months of poor health.
He is credited with helping Elvis shape his musical sound and inspired generations of guitarists.
Moore was the last survivor of Elvis's original band which included Presley, bassist Bill Black and producer Sam Phillips.
BBC news, June 29, 2016 - Elvis guitarist Scotty Moore dies aged 84
Another rock and roll great, gone. Sad day for all.
TEOT's anecdote on Scotty Moore (never met the guy I only know him through his music). My high school buddy was travelling through Anchorage on his
travels. He taught me how to snowboard at Mt. Alyeska here in town. Since he was always on the move you never knew what to expect! He once called me
up when he knew I was at work and recorded an idea for a song he was writing (I helped him learn to play guitar. He and his younger brother have
always been big TEOT fans from the start).
Anyway, he shows up at my door with two German tourists in tow! They barely speak English and after a quick beer my buddy leaves me with the two and
heads for the airport! They have three hours to kill before I need to drop them off so we open another beer. They kind of ask (pointing, half English,
half German) if I play guitar. "Do you know... any... uh,.. play... Elvis?" TEOT obliges by picking up his acoustic guitar and playing That's
with them singing in perfect English! We played the song several times before I dropped them off for their flight back home.
Scotty Moore is an influence on so many people as the BBC story says.
(Sorry to post and run but will try to get back here to ATS during the day... no promises!)