Merrill Moore

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1990s

Biography

Merrill Everett Moore, 26 September 1923, on a farm in Algona, Iowa, USA, d. 14 June 2000, San Diego, California, USA. Moore had a natural talent for music and at the age of eight accompanied himself on the piano and made his debut on WHO Des Moines in 1935. He was interested in boogie woogie as performed by Freddie Slack and Albert Ammons. Moore was playing the classics during his high school years, when he started to play the style himself. He learned to play the left hand exactly like Stack who he always maintained was the greatest. He also claimed that the style attracted women, which proved true in his case, because he met his future wife, Doris, then. They married in 1945, after he completed his service in the US Navy and for several years, he worked as a salesman, first in Tucson and then California, when they relocated in 1948. After qualifying for his Musician’s Union membership, he formed the Saddle Rhythm Boys and playing a mixture of boogie,...

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