Scotty Moore and Carl Perkins Autographs
Scotty Moore and Carl Perkins Autographs. Hand signed cassette cover.
Winfield Scott “Scotty” Moore III (December 27, 1931 – June 28, 2016). Was an American guitarist and recording engineer. Best known for his backing of Elvis Presley in the first part of his career. Between 1954 and the beginning of Elvis’s Hollywood years.
Rock critic Dave Marsh credits Moore with the invention of power chording, on the 1957 Presley song “Jailhouse Rock”, the intro of which Moore and drummer D.J. Fontana, according to the latter. “copped from a ’40s swing version of ‘The Anvil Chorus’.” Moore was ranked 29th in Rolling Stone magazine’s list of 100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time in 2011. An inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2000 and the Memphis Music Hall of Fame in 2015.
Carl Lee Perkins (April 9, 1932 – January 19, 1998). Was an American singer-songwriter who recorded most notably at the Sun Studio. Memphis, Tennessee, beginning in 1954. His best-known song is “Blue Suede Shoes”.
According to Charlie Daniels, “Carl Perkins’ songs personified the rockabilly era. Carl Perkins’ sound personifies the rockabilly sound more so than anybody involved in it, because he never changed.” Perkins’ songs were recorded by artists (and friends) as influential as Elvis Presley, the Beatles, Jimi Hendrix, and Johnny Cash. Which further established his place in the history of popular music. Paul McCartney claimed that “if there were no Carl Perkins, there would be no Beatles.