Elvis guitarist Scotty Moore dies aged 84
Pioneering rock guitarist Scotty Moore, who was a member of Elvis Presley’s original band, has died aged 84, the BBC reports.
He died in Nashville on Tuesday after several months of poor health.
He is credited with helping Elvis shape his music that came to be called rock ‘n’ roll, 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.
As part of The Blue Moon Boys Moore backed Presley on many of his legendary songs including Heartbreak Hotel, Blue Suede Shoes and Jailhouse Rock.