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Scotty Moore: The Man Who Launched A Thousand Licks

Norman Jopling, New Musical Express, 27 January 1973

PEOPLE AROUND at the time Elvis first made it claim that guitarist Scotty Moore was the musician most responsible for "The Elvis Presley Sound". Moore himself is modest about it: "I read some articles – they blamed me for the whole thing."

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