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 1,065,240 page views. His biography is available in 27 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 26 in 2019). Scotty Moore is the 689th most popular musician (down from 680th in 2019), the 3,497th most popular biography from United States (up from 3,514th in 2019) and the 210th most popular American Musician.

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    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 27

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 3.94

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 3.41

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Over the past year Scotty Moore has had the most page views in the with 103,158 views, followed by Italian (8,672), and German (8,443). In terms of yearly growth of page views the top 3 wikpedia editions are Norwegian (Nynorsk) (82.63%), Southern Azerbaijani (71.54%), and Esperanto (62.50%)


Among musicians, Scotty Moore ranks 689 out of 3,175Before him are Eduard van Beinum, Jörg Demus, Paul de Senneville, Bill Bruford, Frans Brüggen, and The Edge. After him are Yoshiki, Richard Galliano, Ricardo Viñes, Âşık Veysel, Lee Morgan, and Rufus Wainwright.

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Among people born in 1931, Scotty Moore ranks 203Before him are William Goldman, Michael O. Rabin, Jean-Jacques Honorat, Franco Interlenghi, Anton Tus, and Jean-Jacques Marcel. After him are Lucian Mureșan, Françoise Arnoul, Takashi Ono, Joel Antônio Martins, Ole-Johan Dahl, and Bob Anderson. Among people deceased in 2016, Scotty Moore ranks 170Before him are Papa Wemba, Mark Taimanov, Franciszek Macharski, Pierre Barouh, Qahhor Mahkamov, and Silvio Gazzaniga. After him are Rick Parfitt, Zubaida Tharwat, Ramón Castro Ruz, Frank Finlay, Gregorio Conrado Álvarez, and Hassan Al-Turabi.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Scotty Moore ranks 3,497 out of 20,380Before him are Lead Belly (1888), Michelle Monaghan (1976), Jerry Brudos (1939), Catherine Keener (1959), Walter Koenig (1936), and Stone Cold Steve Austin (1964). After him are Howard Keel (1919), Marc Jacobs (1963), Morris Swadesh (1909), Timothée Chalamet (1995), Harold Robbins (1916), and Amadeo Giannini (1870).

Among MUSICIANS In United States

Among musicians born in United States, Scotty Moore ranks 210Before him are Jeff Hanneman (1964), Chaka Khan (1953), Benny Golson (1929), Eddie Vedder (1964), Vinnie Vincent (1952), and Lead Belly (1888). After him are Lee Morgan (1938), Rufus Wainwright (1973), Steve Lukather (1957), Louis Prima (1910), Jerry Garcia (1942), and Jeff Buckley (1966).