Legendary Guitarist Scotty Moore Has Died

Katie Jerkovich Entertainment Reporter
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Scotty Moore, a legendary guitarist and the one behind some of Elvis Presley’s biggest hits, has died.

The 84-year-old legendary musician died in his home in Nashville Tuesday, after suffering from poor health for several months, according to the Commercial-Appeal. (RELATED: 11 Celebrities You Didn’t Know Were Veterans [SLIDESHOW])

Moore, who was hand-picked to play with Presley for his first band the Blue Moon Boys, is responsible for hits in Presley’s early Sun Studio days like “That’s All Right” (“Mama”), “Heartbreak Hotel” and “Hound Dog.”


Friend of Moore’s, Matt Ross-Sprang posted a message on his Instagram after hearing the sad news.

“We lost one of the finest people I have ever met today,” Ross-Sprang wrote. “The guitarist that changed the world … especially mine; I hope you don’t mind if I keep stealing your licks.”



Moore was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2000 and into the Musicians Hall of Fame in 2006 for his work.

Born in Gasden, Tennessee Moore began playing guitar when he was only eight years old. Memorial services will be held Thursday in Humboldt, Tenn.