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Scotty Moore, Elvis Presley's Pioneering Guitarist, Dies at 84

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"Everyone else wanted to be Elvis," the Rolling Stones' Keith Richards once observed. "I wanted to be Scotty."

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — 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. He was 84.

Moore died at his home in Nashville, said biographer and friend James L. Dickerson, who confirmed the death through a family friend.

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