Tennessee, US: Scotty Moore, a pioneering rock guitarist best known for backing Elvis Presley as a member of his original band and into superstardom, died on Tuesday at the age of 84, the Memphis Commercial-Appeal reported.

Moore, who played on Presley’s first hit, “That’s All Right” (“Mama”), as well as such singles as “Heartbreak Hotel” and “Hound Dog,” died in Nashville after several months of poor health.