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R.I.P. Scotty Moore: Elvis Guitarist and Rock and Roll Icon Dies at 84

Scotty Moore on stage with Elvis Presley in the 1950s

Scotty Moore, a pioneer in the world of rock and roll, and guitar giant has died Tuesday at the age of 84,

Moore was a long-time member of Elvis Presley’s bands, including his original backing band, the Blue Moon Boys, who (along with bassist Bill Black) would feature on Elvis’ Sun Records debut and contributed to the wildly popular songs, “Heartbreak Hotel” and “Hound Dog.”

As well as being inducted in 2000 into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and the Memphis Music Hall of Fame in 2015, Scotty was also ranked 29th on Rolling Stone’s list of 100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time.

It has been reported that Moore had been in poor health in recent months. A service will be held in his hometown of Humboldt, Tennessee.

 

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