Elvis Presley's first recording to be auctioned at Graceland in 2015

Elvis Presley auction

In 1953 a young singer from Memphis (USA) recorded the song 'My Happiness' for just four dollars with the intention of giving it to his mother. This historic recording would mark the first known record of one of the most important artists in rock history, Elvis Presley. This record will go up for auction on January 8, 2015, the same day that the deceased artist would have turned 80. The only copy of this recording, which includes the songs 'My Happiness' and 'That's When Your Heartaches Begin', was produced at the Sun Records studio in Memphis, (Tennessee) on July 18, 1953.

Although historians of the king of rock assure that Elvis recorded these two songs for his mother, in reality the popular singer ended up leaving them to his friend Ed Leek after he lent him four dollars to access the recording studio. Although the auction house has not set a price for this recording at the moment, the magazine Record Collector attributes an estimated value of 350 thousand euros to it.

The famous Elvis residence, Graceland, will host an auction, in which in addition to the first recording of the star, another 68 objects will also be included, among which are the first driver's license of the king of rock, a singer contract for the radio program Lousiana Hayride and a signed copy of their debut single 'That´s All Right' among others.


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