Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Deaths Elsewhere

Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Deaths Elsewhere

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Scotty Moore * The pioneering rock guitarist whose sharp, graceful style helped Elvis Presley shape his revolutionary sound and inspired a generation of musicians that included Keith Richards, Jimmy Page and Bruce Springsteen, died Tuesday (June 28, 2016). He was 84.

Mr. Moore died at his home in Nashville, Tenn., said biographer and friend James L. Dickerson, who confirmed the death through a family friend. "As a musician, I consider him one of the co- founders of rock 'n' roll because of the guitar licks that he invented," Dickerson said, calling Mr. Moore an icon. Presley's ex- wife Priscilla Presley echoed that sentiment in a statement Tuesday night: "Elvis loved Scotty dearly and treasured those amazing years together, both in the studio and on the road. Scotty was an amazing musician and a legend in his own right. …

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