2015: Performing in Alabama
When Elvis Presley connected with lead guitar man Scotty Moore and bass player Bill Black in the spring of 1954, they were three guys messing around, without any expectations. Moore and Black had day jobs and played in a Memphis country band on the side. And when Elvis's early Sun recordings started to sell, they had no drummer. When they joined the weekly Louisiana Hayride country music stage and radio show in Shreveport in the fall of 1954, they had no drummer.