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Scotty Moore

“I didn’t get rich, but it was better than picking cotton…”




We can debate who invented rock and roll, but there is no question that it was Elvis Presley who turned it into an earth shaking phenomenon. He also did something equally revolutionary at the same time: He made the guitar the most popular instrument in the world. After Elvis, sales of pianos and accordions would never be the same.

Elvis’s role in the ascension of the guitar is somewhat overlooked now and not without reason. While it was an essential part of his act and image, it was for the most part a prop in his hands. The man responsible for the electric guitar sound that drove the kids wild was Scotty Moore. When Moore released his first solo album in 1964 with the title “The Guitar That Changed the World,” it was not overstating the case.

D.J. Fontana (1997)


D.J. Fontana etched his place in rock and roll history playing drums for Elvis Presley. He was more than just lucky to be in the right place at the right time.



Addrisi, Richard (Dick) (2002)

Aerosmith  see: Perry, Joe (2004); Tyler , Steven

Allison, Mose (1994)

Armatrading, Joan

Asher, Tony


Bacharach, Burt (1998), also see: Costello, Elvis

Baker, Ginger (1994)

Beatles  see:  McCartney, Paul; Starr, Ringo

Beach Boys   see: Wilson, Brian; Asher, Tony

Belafonte, Harry

Bennett, Tony

Boone, Pat

Bowie, David (1995) 

Brickell, Edie

Brown, James (1992)

Brown, Oscar Jr. (1995)

Bruce, Jack (1993)

Buffett, Jimmy


Cary, Mariah

Checker, Chubby

Connick, Harry Jr.

Costello, Elvis (1998) also see: Bacharach, Burt

Cream    see: Baker, Ginger; and Bruce, Jack

Creedence Clearwater Revival    see: John Fogerty

Crosby, David

Crow, Sheryl

Cruz, Celia (2002)


Diamond, Neil


Dupree, Cornell


Etheridge, Mellissa


Faithfull, Marianne

Fogerty, John (Creedence Clearwater Revival)

Franklin, Aretha


Gabriel, Peter

Garfunkel, Art

Greenwich, Ellie


Hall, Daryl

Houston, Whitney


Jagger, Mick

Joel, Billy (1998)

Jones, Norah

Jones, Quincy

Jones, Rickie Lee

Jones, Tom



King, B.B. (1980)

King, Ben E. (1987)

Kitt, Eartha

Kooper, Al (1995)


LaMontagne, Ray

lang, k.d.

Lehrer, Tom

Levine, Adam

Lloyd Webber, Andrew

Lynne, Jeff


Mamas and the Papas    see: Phillips, John

Manilow, Barry

Mann, Aimee  

Mardin, Arif

Maroon 5  see: Levine, Adam

Mayfield, Curtis (1996)

McCartney, Paul

Mellencamp, John

Midler, Bette

Moore, Scotty

Morissette, Alanis

Morphine   see: Sandman, Mark


Ocasek, Rick

Osborne, Joan


Penn, Dan (1994)

Phillips, John

Pickett, Wilson (1999)

Pitney, Gene

Pointer, Anita   see: Pointer Sisters

Pointer, Ruth   see:  Pointer Sisters

Pointer Sisters

Presley, Elvis  see: Scotty Moore

Presley, Lisa Marie

Price, Lloyd (1998)




Raitt, Bonnie

Richards, Keith

Richie, Lionel

Rolling Stones   see: Jagger, Mick; Richards, Keith; Watts, Charlie; Wood, Ron; Wyman, Bill

Ronstadt, Linda



Sandman, Mark (1997)

Simon, Carly

Simon, Paul

Simone, Nina (1992)

Sinatra, Frank Jr.

Sinatra, Nancy

Spektor, Regina

Starr, Ringo


Summers, Donna


Taylor, James

Toussaint, Allen (1996)

Trudell, John (1992)

Tyler, Steven


Vandross, Luther

Vega, Suzanne


Warwick, Dionne

Watts, Charlie

Webb, Jimmy

White, Barry

Williams, Pharrell

Wilson, Brian

Wilson, Nancy

Woods, Ron

Wyman, Bill


Yankovic, Weird Al


Zappa, Frank