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Elvis Presley’s First Record Makes $300,000 in Birthday Auction

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Elvis Presley’s first record sold for $300,000 (£187,500) as part of an auction to mark his 80th birthday on Thursday (08Jan15).
Presley recorded the ballad My Happiness at Sun Records in Memphis, Tennessee in 1953 when he was an 18-year-old budding musician. He paid $4 (£2.50) for the session and then took the acetate disc to his friend Ed Leek and left it at his house. The single, donated by Leek’s niece, sold for $300,000 when it went under the hammer at Presley’s former home, Graceland, to mark what would have been his 80th birthday. Other items featured in the memorabilia sale included The King’s driving licence and a jacket he wore in the film Viva Las Vegas.

Source: hollywood.com

Written by: New Generation Radio

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