That's Alright, Elvis: The Untold Story of Elvis's First Guitarist and Manager, Scotty Moore

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Schirmer Books, 1997 - Biography & Autobiography - 271 pages
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For the first time, Scotty Moore--the only remaining member of the original trio comprised of Scotty, Elvis, and Bill Black who played on all of Presley's original Sun recording sessions and in the early days at RCA--tells the real story behind his years with Elvis Presley. Includes rare photos and documents from the period. 65 illustrations.

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THAT'S ALRIGHT, ELVIS: The Untold Story of Elvis's First Guitarist and Manager, Scotty Moore

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The sad trajectory of Elvis Presley's life is a familiar story, but this memoir does shed a little new light on the early years. Though Moore is a distinguished guitar innovator and recording engineer ... Read full review



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About the author (1997)

Scotty Moore hails from Tennessee farmland. He started playing guitar when he was eight years old but didn't decide to become a career musician until after he got out of the Navy in 1952. By 1954 he was living in Memphis and the leader of the Starlite Wranglers. His work with Elvis began later that year and lasted until 1968. Since then Scotty continued to play guitar, engineer albums, and owned a recording studio. Over the years he's worked with a who's who of talent including Carl Perkins, Ringo Star, Keith Richards, and Paul McCartney. In 2000 he was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

James L. Dickerson is the author of several books including "Last Suppers", "Dixie Chicks", & "That's Alright, Elvis". A veteran newspaper journalist, Dickerson lives in Nashville, Tennessee.

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