Collectors 'all shook up' by $20,000 Elvis Presley set list auction



2015-06-26 12:29:21

Collectors 'all shook up' by $20,000 Elvis Presley set list auction

A set list for the King's 1961 Pearl Harbour performance will star at an online auction this week

Music memorabilia lovers and Elvis fans are beside themselves at the moment.

Not only does this week's Gotta Have It! Rock & Roll Auction offer a signed letter and set list written by the king, there are also a series of suits worn by the great man up for grabs.

The letter is written on the back of the set list Elvis penned for his Pearl Harbour charity concert in Hawaii on March 25, 1961.

Written to his friend and president of Elvis's Memphis fan club, Gary Pepper, the letter states: " was good to be entertaining the folks again". Elvis had until recently been serving in the US army.

Written in blue ballpoint pen, Elvis signs off: "your friend, Elvis Presley".

The set list features Heartbreak Hotel and Hound Dog, and includes a note next to the fifth song, Love Me, to introduce the band.

 Elvis's setlist has an asking price of $20,000

The minimum bid on the piece is $20,000, although a Lanksy Bros. suit owned and worn in the 1950's by Elvis could be yours for $12,000, while a stage worn mohair suit and boots from his 1969 Las Vegas concert seriesis currently on offer at $9,680.

An Elvis handwritten note, stating changes to a set list, sold for $4,375 at a Julien's auction in 2010.

The Elvis items feature alongside the guitar strap Jimi Hendrix used in his guitar burning set at the Monterey Pop Festival in 1967.

The sale also features a guitar smashed by Nirvana lead singer Kurt Cobain in 1993.

Collectors looking for an iconic piece of rock memorabilia may be interested in a guitar strap thought to have been used by Hendrix at Woodstock, which is currently available on the private markets.

Watch this space for more details on the online auction, which runs until Friday, July 22.

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