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akeldama
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PostSubject: R.I.P. Scotty Moore   Thu Jun 30, 2016 10:08 am

Elvis Presley's guitarist Scotty Moore passed away yesterday due to currently unknown reasons. He was 84.

Scotty performed on a string of classic Elvis songs, including "Hound Dog," "Heartbreak Hotel," "Blue Suede Shoes," "Jailhouse Rock," and many more. He played with the man between 1954 and the beginning of Presley's Hollywood years.

The musician's death was confirmed to Rolling Stone by Karen Fontana, the wife of Presley drummer D.J. Fontana. The source also noted that Mr. Moore's health has been declining in recent months.

Sun Studio engineer Matt Ross-Spang said on Instagram: "We lost one of the finest people I have ever met today. I was lucky to call you a friend and I'm very glad I got to see you just a few days ago. The guitarist that changed the world ... especially mine; I hope you don't mind if I keep stealing your licks. Love you Scotty."

Scotty's unique style - crafted on a Gibson Super 400 - inspired a generation of musicians, including the one and only Keith Richards of The Rolling Stones.

Keef once said: "When I heard 'Heartbreak Hotel,' I knew what I wanted to do in life. It was as plain as day. All I wanted to do in the world was to be able to play and sound like that. Everyone else wanted to be Elvis, I wanted to be Scotty."
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PostSubject: Re: R.I.P. Scotty Moore   Thu Jun 30, 2016 10:33 am

Scotty Moore was a great guitarist and helped transform a 19 year old truck driver into a phenomena
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PostSubject: Re: R.I.P. Scotty Moore   Fri Jul 01, 2016 11:03 am

Well said, manny. I never knew that of Elvis.
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PostSubject: Re: R.I.P. Scotty Moore   Fri Jul 01, 2016 11:39 am

I got to meet and speak with Scotty Moore about 15 years ago at a guitar convention..He told me he thought Elvis had talent but never expected him to get so huge...He told me Carl Perkins and Buddy Holly were the guys he thought would get huge and said they had more talent than Elvis.. Pretty cool that I got to meet him..
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PostSubject: Re: R.I.P. Scotty Moore   Fri Jul 01, 2016 11:53 am

Man, just to meet him is kewl enough but for him to be so transparent as well is awesome. I have always thought to myself Buddy Holly, Eddie Cochran or Chuck Berry should be the King of Rock 'n' Roll. Just my humble opinion.
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