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Legendary guitarist, Scotty Moore, sadly passed away on Tuesday (June 28th) in Nashville, aged 84. Scotty was one of the pioneers of rock ‘n’ roll guitar, playing on many classic Elvis Presley hits, beginning with “That’s All Right” in 1954. His innovative guitar work would influence generations of performers, including Jeff Beck, Eric Clapton, George Harrison and Keith Richards, who once said “Everyone else wanted to be Elvis – I wanted to be Scotty.”
We pay tribute to the great Scotty Moore by remembering his guitar work on eight classic recordings.
Elvis Presley – “Good Rockin’ Tonight”
Elvis Presley – “That’s All Right”
Elvis Presley – “Baby Let’s Play House”
Elvis Presley – “Mystery Train”
Elvis Presley – “Hound Dog”
Elvis Presley – “Heartbreak Hotel”
Elvis Presley – “Blue Suede Shoes”
Elvis Presley – “Too Much”
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Elvis Presley’s “If I Can Dream” album continues to achieve impressive sales, retaining the number two spot on the UK album chart on what would have been the late singer’s 81st birthday. The album, which features collaborations with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, originally hit the top spot for a couple of weeks back in November and has now been in the top three for 10 consecutive weeks, selling over 900,000 copies in the UK alone. “If I Can Dream” was the UK’s fourth best selling album of the year in 2015 and Elvis’ first number one album since “The King” in 2007.
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Rod Stewart reunited with The Faces for the first time in forty years for a charity gig on Saturday night. The gig at Hurtwood Park Polo Club in Ewhurst, Surrey was a benefit for Prostate Cancer UK.
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Tom Jones’ latest album “Long Lost Suitcase” will be released in October, accompanied by his long awaited autobiography “Over the Top and Back”. As with 2010’s “Praise & Blame” and 2012’s “Spirit in the Room”, the album sees Jones embracing his roots and tackling a strong selection of country, folk and R&B songs that have inspired him over the years. Fans of the first two albums will be pleased to know that Jones reunited with producer Ethan Johns for this third in the trilogy of albums.
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Legacy Recordings has released a new “Essential Van Morrison” collection and digital editions of 33 albums after acquiring the rights to Van Morrison’s solo recordings from 1971 to present. The deal also includes all of Morrison’s recordings with Them.
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