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Scotty Moore

November 29, 1973 OH524


Guitarist. Born December 27, 1931. Full name: Winfield Scott Moore III. Worked with Sam Phillips at Sun Records. Worked as Elvis Presley’s first guitarist and manager. His guitar playing can be heard on early Elvis recordings, including, “That’s Alright Mama.”

Interview Summary

1973 November 29
Printed transcript only. Audio recording not available.
Musician Scotty Moore gives a brief account of his development as a guitar player. Discussion includes childhood; experiences working as a studio musician for Sam Phillips; his audition for Elvis Presley; the development of his playing style; memories of Bill Black; and brief memories from his work with Elvis.

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