It’s never really about a place, not even if the place is Memphis. It’s always about the people:

Bill Black: b. 1926 Memphis, TN d. 1965, Memphis, TN

Dewey Phillips: b. 1926, Crump, TN d. 1968, Memphis, TN

Elvis Presley: b. 1935, Tupelo, MS d. 1977, Memphis, TN

Marion Keisker: b. 1917, Memphis, TN d. 1989, Memphis, TN

Sam Phillips: b. 1923, Florence, AL d. 2003, Memphis, TN

Scotty Moore: b. 1931, Gadsden, TN d. 2016, Nashville, TN

As of now, they’ve said all they have to say. The rest of us will just have to make of it what we will. And get along the best we can without them.

LOS ANGELES - JUNE 4: Elvis Presley and Scotty Moore rehearse for their appearance on the Milton Berle Show at the NBC Burbank studios on June 4 1956 in Los Angeles California. (Photo by Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images)


4 thoughts on “CLOSING THE CIRCLE (Scotty Moore, R.I.P.)

  1. This Is hard. Those half dozen names tell the story.

    Of course Elvis would have reached the heights, with his hunger and that voice. But, Scotty’s guitar…made the difference.

    Off to listen to “Tryin’ to Get to You.”

  2. This was one that either needed a ten thousand word essay or something short and sweet. I wasn’t up to the other! “Tryin’ to Get to You” is a great one…there were so many. Definitely the end of a era.

  3. Another Giant lost……Mystery Train…..His Mona Lisa…..We will always have them around us……Till we are gone too. Scotty Moore RIP …..TCB!

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