Scotty Moore, best known as Elvis Presley’s lead guitar player, passed away yesterday at the age of 84.
It was Moore along with bass player Bill Black who accompanied Elvis on “That’s All Right” at Sun Records in July 1954 and the rest, as they say, was history – musical and otherwise. Moore’s guitar can also be heard on other Elvis hits such as “Blue Suede Shoes”, “Hound Dog” and “Jailhouse Rock”.
Moore would also appear with Presley on the 1968 Comeback Special which aired on NBC which marked Elvis’ first public performance in more than seven years. Here is “That’s All Right”. Moore is sitting to Elvis’ left. You can see and hear why this song played such a crucial role in the birth of rock ‘n roll. It can also be said that Scotty Moore was one of its founding fathers.