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Scotty Moore

1931 - 2016

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Winfield Scott Moore III (December 27, 1931 – June 28, 2016) was an American guitarist who formed The Blue Moon Boys in 1954, Elvis Presley's backing band. He was studio and touring guitarist for Presley between 1954 and 1968. Rock critic Dave Marsh credits Moore with inventing power chords, on the 1957 Elvis hit "Jailhouse Rock", the intro of which Moore and drummer D.J. Fontana, according to the latter, "copped from a '40s swing version of 'The Anvil Chorus"." Moore was ranked 29th in Rolling Stone magazine's list of 100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time in 2011. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Scotty Moore has received more than 910,608 page views. His biography is available in 26 different languages on Wikipedia. Scotty Moore is the 679th most popular musician (down from 566th in 2019), the 3,524th most popular biography from United States (down from 2,969th in 2019) and the 225th most popular American Musician.

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Among musicians, Scotty Moore ranks 679 out of 2,662Before him are Jenő Hubay, Erroll Garner, Sister Rosetta Tharpe, Adam Levine, Tim Buckley, and Johann Kaspar Mertz. After him are Mike Rutherford, Fritz Busch, The Big Bopper, Paul Kantner, Jörg Demus, and Chris Squire.

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Among people born in 1931, Scotty Moore ranks 191Before him are Franco Interlenghi, Rubens de Falco, Georgy Grechko, Iajuddin Ahmed, Vizma Belševica, and Dominic Chianese. After him are Robert Enrico, Heisuke Hironaka, Camillo Ruini, Dominique Lapierre, Lars Hörmander, and Alda Merini. Among people deceased in 2016, Scotty Moore ranks 177Before him are Prince Alexander of Yugoslavia, Fredrik Barth, Artur Fischer, Fazil Iskander, Zdravko Tolimir, and Franciszek Macharski. After him are Binyamin Ben-Eliezer, Paul Kantner, Louis Pilot, Halil İnalcık, Peter Hans Kolvenbach, and Frank Sinatra Jr..

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Scotty Moore ranks 3,524 out of 18,182Before him are William P. Rogers (1913), Peter Senge (1947), Lisa Edelstein (1966), Jensen Ackles (1978), Charles Jencks (1939), and Dominic Chianese (1931). After him are Frederick Jackson Turner (1861), Stephen Paddock (1953), Lepke Buchalter (1897), Dutch Schultz (1902), Mitch Pileggi (1952), and James Tiptree Jr. (1915).

Among MUSICIANS In United States

Among musicians born in United States, Scotty Moore ranks 225Before him are Don Felder (1947), Herb Alpert (1935), Erroll Garner (1923), Sister Rosetta Tharpe (1915), Adam Levine (1979), and Tim Buckley (1947). After him are The Big Bopper (1930), Paul Kantner (1941), Ahmad Jamal (1930), T-Bone Walker (1910), John Petrucci (1967), and Steven Van Zandt (1950).