He was born Winfield Scott Moore III on this day in 1931 in Tennessee.
He is # 29 in Rolling Stone's Top 100 guitarists:
On July 5th, 1954, Elvis Presley, guitarist Scotty Moore and bassist Bill Black messed around with a hopped-up version of Arthur Crudup's "That's All Right" during a break in a session at Sun Records in Memphis.You can hear him in those great Elvis' songs.
The guitar would never be the same: Moore's concise, aggressive runs mixed country picking and blues phrasing into a new instrumental language.
The playing was so forceful that it's easy to forget there was no drummer.
If Moore had done nothing but the 18 Sun recordings – including "Mystery Train" and "Good Rockin' Tonight" – his place in history would be assured. But he continued to play with Elvis, contributing the scorching solos to "Heartbreak Hotel" and "Hound Dog."
And when Elvis wanted to get back to his roots on the 1968 "comeback special," he summoned Moore, for the sound that helped change the role of the guitar in pop music.
"Everyone else wanted to be Elvis," Keith Richards said. "I wanted to be Scotty."
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