Scotty Moore

1931 - 2016

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Winfield Scott "Scotty" Moore III (December 27, 1931 – June 28, 2016) was an American guitarist and recording engineer 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 712,897 page views. His biography is available in 26 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 25 in 2019). Scotty Moore is the 566th most popular musician (up from 613th in 2019), the 2,970th most popular biography from United States (up from 2,989th in 2019) and the 185th most popular American Musician.

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Among musicians, Scotty Moore ranks 566 out of 2,675Before him are Tico Torres, Uli Jon Roth, Moondog, Enrico Toselli, Rufus Wainwright, and Horace Silver. After him are Billy Gibbons, Gottfried Heinrich Bach, Dido, Rudolf Kempe, Vince Clarke, and T-Bone Walker.

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Among people born in 1931, Scotty Moore ranks 163Before him are Tomás Balcázar, Lê Khả Phiêu, Philip Baker Hall, Barbara Bain, Antonella Lualdi, and E. L. Doctorow. After him are Moshé Mizrahi, Dean Jones, Iajuddin Ahmed, Aleksei Gubarev, Cristina Deutekom, and Dan Gurney. Among people deceased in 2016, Scotty Moore ranks 154Before him are Javier Echevarría Rodríguez, Héctor Babenco, Silvana Pampanini, Hassan Al-Turabi, Arthur Hiller, and Götz George. After him are Rick Parfitt, Chus Lampreave, Fredrik Barth, Juan Gabriel, Franciszek Macharski, and Marc Riboud.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Scotty Moore ranks 2,970 out of 15,968Before him are Rufus Wainwright (1973), Raymond Leo Burke (1948), Horace Silver (1928), Crawford Long (1815), Kathryn Joosten (1939), and Lisa Niemi (1956). After him are Billy Gibbons (1949), Clark Gregg (1962), Gregg Popovich (1949), George Huntington (1850), Martin Ritt (1914), and Laura Linney (1964).

Among MUSICIANS In United States

Among musicians born in United States, Scotty Moore ranks 185Before him are Louis Prima (1910), Elvin Jones (1927), Tico Torres (1953), Moondog (1916), Rufus Wainwright (1973), and Horace Silver (1928). After him are Billy Gibbons (1949), T-Bone Walker (1910), Laurie Anderson (1947), Elmore James (1918), David Crosby (1941), and Ron Carter (1937).