b. 30 November 1932, Nashville, Tennessee, USA. A popular studio musician who progressed from bass player to musical director for country star Red Foley and pop artists Brenda Lee and Connie Francis, and toured with Elvis Presley. His accompaniments for Roy Orbison earned him a solo contract with Monument Records (London Records in the UK) for his own combo, which made an impression with singles like ‘Hot Spot’, ‘My Three Sons’ and ‘Mexico’. The first and last were issued back to back in Britain, the second and third as Moore’s contribution to the anthological Demand Performance album, with other tracks by Orbison, Billy Grammer, Jerry Byrd, Jack Eubanks and the Velvets. ‘Mexico’ reached number 7 in the US charts and earned Moore a Gold Disc in 1961, but this was the peak of his achievement. Two albums were issued on London in the late 60s but little else has been heard from him in recent years. His son is cult singer-songwriter R. Stevie Moore.
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