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Elvis Presley’s first recording sells for $240,000

Written by admin on January 9, 2015 – 5:38 am -

The acetate of Elvis Presley’s first recording, “My Happiness,” has sold for $240,000 at an auction held at Graceland in Memphis.

The acetate was the star lot in the auction, which was held to celebrate what would have been Elvis’ 80th birthday.

Elvis Presley - My Happiness acetate auction

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Graceland hosts Elvis auction

Written by admin on August 15, 2014 – 6:18 pm -

Thousands of fans have been in Memphis over the past week to celebrate Elvis Presley’s life, 37 years after he died at Graceland. One of the highlights of this year’s Elvis Week was the first ever Elvis auction at the Graceland Archive Studio on Thursday.

All items were from third party sellers, including rare artifacts from the collection of Greg Page, founding member of The Wiggles®. The biggest seller was a gemstone, diamond and gold lion mask pendant that was worn often by Elvis, including during his visit with President Nixon at The White House ($67,000). An opal and diamond ring purchased by Elvis for Ginger Alden in 1976 also attracted big money ($31,000).

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Bob Dylan’s “Like a Rolling Stone” lyrics sell for $2M

Written by admin on June 25, 2014 – 4:26 pm -

The working draft for the lyrics of Bob Dylan’s “Like a Rolling Stone” has sold at auction for more than $2 million, setting a world record for a popular music manuscript.

The lyrics are written in pencil on four sheets of hotel stationery, and Dylan also decorated the sheets with various notes and doodles. The sale price was $2,045,000.

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George Harrison guitar sells for $657,000

Written by admin on May 20, 2014 – 7:24 pm -

A 1962 Rickenbacker 425 guitar owned by George Harrison sold for $657,000 (£390,000) at Julien’s Music Icons auction on Saturday.

The guitar was purchased by Harrison in September 1963 at Fenton’s Music store in Mount Vernon, Illinois, while he was on a two-week visit to see his sister, Louise.

George Harrison Rickenbacker 425 guitar

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The Rock & Roll Pop Culture Auction – March 2014

Written by admin on March 15, 2014 – 10:02 pm -

Elvis Presley, the Beatles and Michael Jackson are among the artists featured in the upcoming “Rock & Roll Pop Culture Auction” by Gotta Have Rock & Roll™.

The auction, which runs from March 26 to April 4, features over 800 lots, including stage, film and video worn costumes; concert played instruments; personal clothing; rare concert posters; gold album awards; and much more.

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