Music fit for a King: Elvis's vinyl collection could shake, rattle and roll to $242,000


2015-06-26 12:20:22


Music fit for a King: Elvis's vinyl collection could shake, rattle and roll to $242,000

The selection of vinyl will go under the hammer alongside Paul McCartney's 'Yesterday' piano

We recently mentioned the exciting news that the piano on which Paul McCartney composed Yesterday (or rather its culinary precursor Scrambled Eggs) was set to sell, and that auction takes place next week.

However the auction, which takes place at the Theatre Royal in London courtesy of The Fame Bureau is not limited to one piece of spectacular music memorabilia.

Collectors and investors who are looking for something unique and very close to the genius of The King himself, Elvis Presley: his first music collection, which was held and looked after by Scotty Moore for decades. He explains the lot himself in a statement:

" I first met Elvis when he came to my house in Memphis to audition for me on the 4th of July 1954 [.] For 40 years, the records have never left my possession. These records were some of Elvis' first and all time favourite records.

"They influenced Elvis as a musician and vocalist for sure. They were to be part of the recorded music Bill and I created with Elvis back in the 1950's. And inspired us to create the music which later inspired the ones who came after us."

Elvis music collectionElvis's music collection (listed at 100,000-150,000)

The collectionis as follows:

Joe Turner - Corrine Corrina / Boogie woogie Country GirlThe Dominoes - That's What You're Doing To Me / When The Swallows Come Back To CapistranoIvory Joe Hunter - It's A Sin / Don't You Believe HerRoy Brown - Hurry, Hurry Baby / Travel in' ManFats Domino - Blueberry Hill / Honey ChileThe Crickets - You're Mine / Milk And GinTommy Edwards - It's All In The Game / All Over AgainRay Charles - I Got A Woman / Come BackHank Snow - I'm Gonna Bid My Blues Goodbye/ Just A Faded Pedal From A Beautiful BouquetLouis Jones & His Band - Rock And Roll Bells / All Over, GoodbyeLowell Fulson - Reconsider Baby / I Believe I'll Give UpThe Four Lads - Moments To Remember / Dream On, My Love, Dream OnJohnny Ace with The Beale Streeters - My Song / Follow The RuleRoy Hamilton - Hurt / Star Of LoveSammy Davis Jr. Because Of You Parts I & IIFats Domino - Ain't It A Shame / La-LaLloyd Price - Lawdy Miss Clawdy / Mailman BluesBrownie McGhee - I'm 10,000 Years Old / Cherry RedBuddy Blake - ROSIe / You'll cry For Me:The Pcarls - Your Cheatin' Heart /I Sure Need YouIvory Joe Hunter Since I Met You Baby / You Can't Stop This Rockin' And Rollin'Carl Perkins - Matchbox / Your True LoveBilly Ward &His Dominoes - Rags To Riches / Don't Thank MeThe Billy Vaughn Orchestra - The Shifting Whispering Sands Parts I & IIArthur Gunter - Baby, Lets Play House / Blues After HoursWillie Mae 'Big Mama' Thornton - Hound Dog /Night Mare

The sale takes place in the evening on April 14. Collectors who can't make it make it might want to take a look at this double-signed photo of the star, or even samples of his hair on

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