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Short Info

Net Worth$10 million
Date Of BirthDecember 27, 1931
DiedJune 28, 2016, Nashville, Tennessee, United States
FactAfter serving in the US Navy, he formed the country band The Starlite Wranglers in Memphis in 1954.

Scotty Moore was born in Gadsden, Tennessee, on December 15, 1931. He was the only child of parents who were both musicians. His father, Sam, played the fiddle and his mother, Elsie, played the piano. Scotty began playing the guitar at the age of eight. He was influenced by the music of Hank Williams, Merle Travis, and Django Reinhardt. He also developed a love for country and western swing music.

Scotty’s first professional gig was with the Dixie Ramblers, a country music band. He soon began playing with other bands in the Memphis area. In 1954, he met Elvis Presley, who was then a rising star in the music industry. Scotty became Elvis’ lead guitarist and played on all of his hit records. He also toured with Elvis and appeared in several of his movies.

Scotty’s guitar playing style was unique and influenced many other guitarists. He was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1986. In 2000, he was awarded the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award.

Scotty Moore died on June 28, 2016, at the age of 84.

General Info

Full NameScotty Moore
Net Worth$10 million
Date Of BirthDecember 27, 1931
DiedJune 28, 2016, Nashville, Tennessee, United States
ProfessionGuitarist, Audio engineer, Actor, Deuce and a Quarter, Have Guitar Will Travel, I Told You So


ChildrenVikki Hein Moore, Tasha Moore, Donald Moore, Linda Moore, Andrea Moore, Deuce and a Quarter, Have Guitar Will Travel, I Told You So


Music GroupsThe Blue Moon Boys
NominationsGrammy Award for Best Country Instrumental Performance
MoviesScotty Moore & Friends: A Tribute to the King, Classic Albums: Elvis Presley, Stars and Their Guitars: A History of the Electric Guitar, Elvis: The Birth of Rock N' Roll

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1After serving in the US Navy, he formed the country band The Starlite Wranglers in Memphis in 1954.
2He also worked with his friend Carl Perkins, as well as Ringo Starr, Keith Richards, Jeff Beck, and Ronnie Wood.
3He was the last surviving member of Elvis' original band which included bassist Bill Black and producer Sam Phillips. As part of The Blue Moon Boys, he backed Presley on many of his legendary songs. They worked together for 14 years, and Moore was Presley's first manager.
4Portrayed by James Canning in Elvis (1979), Emory Smith in This Is Elvis (1981), Jesse Dabson in Elvis (1990), Mark Adam in Elvis (2005), etc.
5Played lead guitar on most of Elvis Presley's records during the fifties.
6Inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2000 (under the category Side-Men).



20 to 12011TV Series documentary writer - 1 episode
Elvis: #1 Hit Performances2007Video writer: "Return To Sender"
The Departed2006writer: "Tweedlee Dee" 1955 - as Winfield Scott
Kupetzky2006TV Series writer - 1 episode
Elvis2005TV Series writer: "Return to Sender"
Elvis Has Left the Building2004writer: "Return to Sender"
The Definitive Elvis: The Hollywood Years - Part II: 1962-19692002Video documentary writer: "Return to Sender"
American Masters2001TV Series documentary performer - 1 episode
Confessions of a Sorority Girl1994TV Movie writer: "Cherry Lips"
Rebel Highway1994TV Series writer - 1 episode
A Home of Our Own1993writer: "Cherry Lips"
Elvis: The Great Performances, Vol. 2 - The Man and the Music1990Video documentary writer: "Return to Sender"
Drugstore Cowboy1989writer: "Cherry Lips" - as Winfield Scott
Elvis: That's the Way It Is1970Documentary writer: "Stranger in the Crowd"
Double Trouble1967writer: "Long Legged Girl With The Short Dress On" - uncredited
Tickle Me1965writer: "Such An Easy Question"
Girls! Girls! Girls!1962writer: "Return To Sender", "We're Coming In Loaded"


G.I. Blues1960Musician (uncredited)
King Creole1958Guitar player (uncredited)
Jailhouse Rock1957Guitar Player (uncredited)
Loving You1957Guitar Player (uncredited)


Conan2016TV Series in memory of - 1 episode
U2: Rattle and Hum1988Documentary special thanks


Elvis: Summer of '562011DocumentaryHimself
The Story of the Guitar2008TV Series documentaryHimself
Elvis: Memories of the King2007Video documentaryHimself
Elvis - Up Close and Personal2007Video documentaryHimself
Impact: Songs That Changed the World2007TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself
God Gave Rock & Roll to You2006TV Movie documentaryHimself
The Return of the Blue Moon Boys2006DocumentaryHimself
A Tribute to the King2005Video documentaryHimself
Elvis: The Birth of Rock n' Roll2004Video documentaryHimself
Elvis: The Beginning2003Video documentaryHimself
Estradilla: Agents & Elvis2003TV MovieHimself - Guitarist
Helmut Lotti: My Tribute to the King2002Video documentaryHimself - Musician
Elvis & June: A Love Story2002DocumentaryHimself
American Masters2001TV Series documentaryHimself - Elvis Presley's guitarist
Walk on By: The Story of Popular Song2001TV Series documentaryHimself
Classic Albums: Elvis Presley2001Video documentaryHimself, guitarist
Sam Phillips: The Man Who Invented Rock'n'Roll2000TV Movie documentaryHimself
Rock & Roll1995TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself
Elvis: The Tribute1994TV Movie documentaryHimself - Performer
Elvis in Hollywood1993DocumentaryHimself
Elvis1968TV MovieHimself (guitarist)
Frank Sinatra's Welcome Home Party for Elvis Presley1960TV SpecialHimself - Member of The Jordanaires (uncredited)
Louisiana Hayride1955TV MovieHimself

Archive Footage

Elvis: #1 Hit Performances2007VideoHimself
Elvis Presley: Hot Shots and Cool Clips Volume 32007Video documentaryHimself
Elvis Presley: Love Me Tender2006VideoHimself
Elvis by the Presleys2005TV Movie documentaryHimself (uncredited)
Elvis Presley: From the Beginning to the End2004Video documentaryHimself (uncredited)
The Definitive Elvis: The Memphis Years2002Video documentary shortHimself
The Definitive Elvis: The Television Years2002Video documentary
Elvis Presley: His Early Performances2002Video documentaryHimself
There's Only One Elvis2002TV Movie documentaryHimself
Arena1993TV Series documentaryHimself
Presley1987TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself
Elvis '561987TV Movie documentary
Elvis: One Night with You1985TV Special shortHimself
The Rock 'n' Roll Years1985TV SeriesHimself
This Is Elvis1981Himself (uncredited)
The Story of Elvis Presley1977DocumentaryHimself
Elvis on Tour1972DocumentaryHimself (uncredited)
Elvis: A Generous Heart2007Video documentaryHimself (uncredited)

Source: IMDb, Wikipedia

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