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Scotty Moore dies aged 84

Written by admin on June 29, 2016 – 9:32 am -

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.”

Scotty Moore and Elvis Presley

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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Legacy Recordings acquires Van Morrison catalogue

Written by admin on August 27, 2015 – 2:06 pm -

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.

The Essential Van Morrison

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Buddy Holly publishing rights move to BMG

Written by admin on July 2, 2015 – 4:25 pm -

Buddy Holly’s widow, Maria Elena Holly, has entrusted the U.S. publishing rights to Buddy’s songs to BMG.

Buddy Holly

Maria Elena Holly has welcomed the move, saying:

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Joe B. Mauldin, bassist for the Crickets, dies aged 74

Written by admin on February 8, 2015 – 7:32 am -

Joe B. Mauldin, the bassist for Buddy Holly’s Crickets, died on Saturday morning (Feb 7th) in Nashville. He was 74.

Buddy Holly and the CricketsJerry Allison, Buddy Holly and Joe B. Mauldin (top to bottom)

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“The History of the Winter Dance Party” – Buddy Holly: 56 Years On

Written by admin on February 3, 2015 – 8:57 am -

Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens and the Big Boppper died 56 years ago today in a plane crash, following a gig in Clear Lake, Iowa. The Rock ‘N’ Roll Hall of Fame’s “The History of the Winter Dance Party” documentary features Dion DiMucci’s interesting recollections of that final tour, “The Winter Dance Party”.

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