The Auction at Graceland•March 4, 2017
This lot is closed for bidding. Bidding ended on 3/4/2017
From the Estate of Scotty Moore
In 1954 Scotty Moore formed the band The Starlight Wranglers with Bill Black and began working with Sam Phillips at Memphis Recording Studio. It was Sam Phillips who introduced Scotty to newcomer Elvis Presley and put them together to play backup for his new client. Later that year in July, the boys recorded “That’s All Right” and would then go on to form the Blue Moon Boys and start touring. DJ Fontana joined the band as drummer and they continued to perform together through 1958. After going separate ways, Scotty would continue impacting the music industry as not only one of the most influential guitarists, but as a recording studio manager, engineer and businessman. Offered is a commemorative framed display with platinum and gold records flanking a central black record with image of Elvis. Below this handsome presentation is a plaque that reads, “Presented to Scotty Moore of The Blue Moon Boys to commemorate the years with Elvis Presley and your contribution to music history. The RCA Records label / September 23, 1997.” The framed display, measuring 22 by 34 1/2 by 1 1/2 inches (55.88 x 87.63 x 3.81 cm), emanates directly from the estate of Scotty Moore and is accompanied by a letter of authenticity from Graceland Authenticated.
The presentation award is in Excellent condition overall.