Another absolute legend has departed. Scotty Moore, who was well known for playing with Elvis Presley and who, as the New York Times put it, “virtually created the rockabilly guitar style and established the guitar as a lead instrument in rock ’n’ roll,” has died at 84. Moore’s introduction to Elvis, via Sun Records impresario Sam Philips, was inauspicious. From the Times:
Mr. Moore was not overly impressed but told Phillips that the young fellow had a nice voice and might be worth a try.
Go give a listen to “Mystery Train” and read more at NYT.