Presley, McBride 'team up' for 'Christmas'

Presley, McBride 'team up' for 'Christmas'

NEW YORK, Nov. 18 (UPI) -- Country music star Martina McBride will soon be seen with late U.S. rock 'n' roll icon Elvis Presley in a new music video for "Blue Christmas," a producer said.

Musicians Hall of Fame & Museum on tap

NASHVILLE, April 13 (UPI) -- Final preparations were being made Thursday for the opening of the first all-genre international Musicians Hall of Fame & Museum in Nashville.

Memphis celebrates Elvis' first single

MEMPHIS, July 6 (UPI) -- Elvis Presley got a gold album and guitarist Scotty Moore got a parking ticket at Memphis' 50th anniversary party for the King's first record.

Rock 'n' roll, Elvis share anniversary

MEMPHIS, June 17 (UPI) -- Justin Timberlake, Billy Bob Thornton, Sam the Sham and Elvis will headline Memphis' 50th anniversary of rock 'n' roll show.

Rock News: Music's high and low notes

The Mystic Knights of Mau Mau have announced the lineup for the second annual Ponderosa Stomp, which will take place April 29 through May 1 at the Rock'N'Bowl Mid City Lanes in New Orleans.
JOHN SWENSON, United Press International

Rock News Two: The week in pop

Nicholas Cage has impersonated Elvis Presley in films, but now that he's married Lisa Marie Presley he can wander Graceland at will and try on all those Elvis stage costumes housed in the mansion.
JOHN SWENSON, United Press International

Rock News: Music's high and low notes

Guitarist Scotty Moore and drummer DJ Fontana, two members of Elvis Presley's classic backup band, are special guests on Ronnie Wood's new album, "Not For Beginners."
JOHN SWENSON, United Press International

Country Music News

TODAY IN COUNTRY MUSIC HISTORY (Thurs., Feb.14) Harmonica player Lonnie Glosson was born in 1908. The Prairie Ramblers had their first recording session for ARC in 1935.
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Country Music News

By United Press International

Winfield Scott "Scotty" Moore III (born December 27, 1931 near Gadsden, Tennessee) is an American guitarist. He is best known for his backing of Elvis Presley in the first part of his career, between 1954 and the beginning of Elvis' Hollywood years. He was ranked forty-fourth in Rolling Stone magazine's list of 100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time.

Scotty Moore learned to play the guitar from family and friends at eight years of age. Although underaged when he enlisted, Moore served in the United States Navy between 1948 and 1952.

Moore's early background was in jazz and country music. A fan of guitarist Chet Atkins, Moore led a group called the "Starlite Wranglers" before Sam Phillips at Sun Records put him together with then teenage Elvis Presley. Phillips believed that Moore's lead guitar and double bassist Bill Black was all that was needed to augment Presley's rhythm guitar and lead vocals on their recordings. In 1954 Moore and Black accompanied Elvis on what was going to be the first legendary Presley hit, the Sun Studios session cut of "That's All Right (Mama)", a recording regarded as a seminal event in rock and roll history. Elvis, Black and Scotty Moore then formed the "Blue Moon Boys". They were later joined by drummer D.J. Fontana. Beginning in July 1954, the "Blue Moon Boys" toured and recorded throughout the American South and as Presley's popularity rose, they toured the United States and made appearances in various Presley television shows and motion pictures.

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