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3717 Elvis Presley Blvd.
Memphis, TN 38116
Only 10 minutes from downtown and 3 minutes from the Memphis Airport.
3600 Elvis Presley Blvd.
Memphis, TN 38116
Free walk-ups to the Meditation Garden are daily from 7:30 - 8:30 a.m.
Scotty Moore, Elvis' first guitar player, died on Tuesday, June 28.
Elvis met Scotty and bass player Bill Black in July 1954 at the request of Sam Phillips. On July 5 at Sun Studio, the trio recorded “That’s All Right” - what is referred to many historians as the “Big Bang of Rock ‘n’ Roll.” Together, along with DJ Fontana joining the band in 1955, they went on to record a string of hits, including "Heartbreak Hotel," "Blue Suede Shoes" and many more. Scotty also toured extensively with Elvis in the early days and appeared with him on television, a few of his early movies and in Elvis’ 1968 Comeback TV Special. Scotty also served as Elvis' first manager in the early days of Elvis' career.
“Lisa and I, along with the entire Presley family, join the staff of Graceland in expressing our deepest condolences upon Scotty Moore’s passing," Priscilla Presley said. "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. The incredible music that Scotty and Elvis made together will live forever and influence generations to come.”
“The staff of Elvis Presley's Graceland is deeply saddened by the passing of Elvis's friend and Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee Scotty Moore," said Jack Soden, CEO of Elvis Presley Enterprises. "Scotty’s immense talent and tremendous influence on rock ‘n’ roll is legendary. His groundbreaking recordings and performances with Elvis and Bill Black launched Elvis’ career and forever changed music and the world. We send our heartfelt condolences to Scotty’s family, friends and his millions of fans worldwide.”
Watch a clip of Elvis and Scotty in the '68 Special:
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