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Burton and Moore Named In Rolling Stone Magazine's "100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time"

December 08, 2011

In the most recent edition of Rolling Stone, two names familiar to both Elvis fans and music lovers around the world were listed in the top 30.

Those names are James Burton and Scotty Moore and both played with The King of Rock 'n' Roll as part of the TCB Band. Rolling Stone had plenty to say about both and when speaking about James, they say "James Burton's trademark 'chicken pickin' style – bright, crisp and concise – is one of the most unique sounds in country music, and a huge influence on rock guitar as well."

When speaking about Scotty, Rolling Stone says, "The guitar would never be the same: Moore's concise, aggressive runs mixed country picking and blues phrasing into a new instrumental language. The playing was so forceful that it's easy to forget there was no drummer."

Read more about the James and Scotty on RollingStone.com, and be sure to check out the other "greatest guitarist of all time" today!