Tom Perryman shares memories of Elvis and guitarist Scotty Moore

TYLER (KYTX) - The guitarist who played with Elvis Presley in the first few years of his fame died at 84 years old.

Scotty Moore is his name and he joined Elvis on many trips to East Texas.

Local DJ, Tom Perryman has memories of Scotty and Elvis.

"The first place Elvis, Scotty Moore and Bill Black played was at a beer joint on a Tyler highway out in Gladewater, 271, called the Mint Club," Perryman said.

In Elvis' hit, "That's Alright Mama," you can hear Scotty playing the strings.

According to Perryman, the song was Scotty's break.

"The record that became such a hit created by accident, "That's Alright Momma"...because a black artist, a lady, had such a great hit with it back in the 40s," Perryman said.

Over 70 years later, Perryman is left with pictures and memories of the times he and the two late greats were in their prime.

"Elvis was phenomenal, get older... but don't get old," Perryman said.