You might not know the name Bob Moore, but you certainly know some of the tracks the bassist has played on. He appears on Roy Orbison’s “Crying,” Patsy Cline’s “Crazy” and Simon & Garfunkel’s “Bridge Over Troubled Water,” and worked extensively with Bob Dylan and Elvis Presley. Next week, he comes to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum for its “Songwriters to Soundmen: The People Behind the Hits” series, where he’ll discuss his career. We reached him via phone at his Nashville home where he was taking a break from his day job as a contractor.
A question the Free Ohio Times asked Bob recently is "You first played with Elvis Presley in 1958. How’d you meet him?"
"I had a bass that was in the studio they were going to use. They were going to come up and record but didn’t want to bring a big bass. They called me and asked if they could use it, and I said, “Sure.” A few weeks later, they called me and said, “We’re in the studio and we can’t find that bass.” I said, “I’m sorry. I forgot. I’ll be there in 30 minutes.” When I got there, they were learning the song. Elvis said, “Why don’t you hang around?” He wanted me to play on one or two songs, and I did. That was the beginning of really knowing Elvis. Later on, when Elvis came back from the service, he called me."
7 p.m., Wednesday, Dec. 21 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
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