May 27 - King Of Cars, Rare Tracks And Vinyl

Volume 5 in the "Rare Elvis" import series has bee released. This volume - "Celluloid Treasures" - with a focus on Elvis in Hollywood contains mostly material taken from other (bootleg)releases.

The Elvis Express

The Belgian United Elvis Presley Society released the first edition of their free "Elvis Express member magazine". 

For the first time ever, May 27 – 30, 2010, Elvis’ love for collecting cars was  celebrated when Icons presents The Elvis Motor Classics International Car Show at Graceland during Memorial Day weekend in Memphis, Tennessee. 

Hundreds of cars from car clubs throughout the country were on display throughout the 70 acres that surround Elvis Presley’s Graceland in Memphis. Car clubs represented at the show include Street Rods, Customs, Mustangs, Chevelles, Camaros, Pontiacs, Chryslers, Cadillacs, Dodges, Plymouths, Trucks and Motorcycles and many more!

Elvis' Record Collection Sold

Elvis Presley's collection of the records that influenced his music and put him on the path to fame went up for sale through The Fame Bureau and sold for 75000 Pounds. In 1968 The King asked his guitarist, manager and friend Scotty Moore to transfer his favourite 78s on to reel-to-reel tape. Scotty Moore's letter authenticating the set says: 'Elvis left me the briefcase with the records and asked me to mail the tape back to his house in Memphis. I made a safety copy for myself and kept the records and tape in my studio in Nashville. Elvis never asked for the records to be returned'.

The discs cover a wide range of music including Ray Charles, Fats Domino, Sammy Davis Junior and Carl Perkins - and Elvis recorded many of the songs himself.

Moore has decided to sell the 26 records - which could make £125,000 - through the Fame Bureau auction house in London on Thursday. James Wilkinson from the Fame Bureau said: 'These records really were the birth of rock 'n' roll because they influenced Elvis in his very early days'.

26 songs which inspired Presley:

  • Joe Turner: Corrine Corrina and Boogie Woogie Country Girl. 
  • The Dominoes: That's What You're Doing To Me and When The Swallows Come Back To Capistrano. 
  • Ivory Joe Hunter: It's A Sin and Don't You Believe Her. 
  • Roy Brown: Hurry, Hurry Baby and Travelin' Man. 
  • Fats Domino: Blueberry Hill and Honey Chile. 
  • The crickets: You're Mine and Milk And Gin. 
  • Tommy Edwards: It's All In The Game and All Over Again. 
  • Ray Charles: I Got A Woman and Come Back. 
  • Hank Snow: I'm Gonna Bid My Blues Goodbye and Just A Faded Petal From A Beautiful Bouquet. 
  • Louis Jones And His Band: Rock And Roll Bells and All Over, Goodbye. 
  • Lowell Fulson: Reconsider Baby and I Believe I'll Give Up. 
  • Brownie Mcghee: I'm 10,000 Years Old and Cherry Red. 
  • The Four Lads: Moments To Remember and Dream On, My Love, Dream On. 
  • Johnny Ace With The Beale Streeter: My Song and Follow The Rule. 
  • Roy Hamilton: Hurt and Star Of Love. 
  • Sammy Davis Jr: Because Of You Parts 1 & 2. 
  • Fats Domino: Ain't It A Shame and La-La. 
  • Lloyd Price: Lawdy Miss Clawdy and Mailman Blues. 
  • Buddy Blake: Rosie and You'll Cry For Me. 
  • The Pearls: Your Cheatin' Heart and I Sure Need You. 
  • Ivory Joe Hunter: Since I Met You Baby and You Can't Stop This Rockin' And Rollin'. 
  • Carl Perkins: Matchbox and Your True Love. 
  • Billy Ward And His Dominoes: Rags To Riches and Don't Thank Me. 
  • The Billy Vaughn Orchestra: The Shifting Whispering Sands parts one and two. 
  • Arthur Gunter: Baby Let's Play House and Blues After Hours 
  • Willie Mae 'Big Mama' Thornton: Hound Dog and Night Mare
The medaillon on this picture sold for 60000 Pounds while the partner cross sold for 28000 pounds.

This incredible, enormous Medallion was given to Elvis Presley By Barron Hilton, former co-chairman of The Hilton Hotel group, on the closing night of Elvis Presley's 1975 tour at the Hilton in Las Vegas. Elvis wore the Medallion with his 'Rainfall Jumpsuit' The Medallion is fabricated of f Solid Gold surrounding a rare 1924 St Guadens $20 gold coin. Within the gold there are 40 round cut diamonds each 1.6mm in diameter colour H clarity VS2. There are an additional 12 round cut brilliant diamonds measuring 3.45 mm colour H clarity VS2. The total weight of all diamonds is 2.60 ct. The gold weighs 870 grams and the chain is a fox-tail design 18kt th a length of 30”.The Medallion comes with jewellers appraisals, and a history of the medallion's provenance from Elvis Presley's ownership until the present date.

Elvis Presley's 14 carat filigree gold partner cross aprox 2.5x1.5” Elvis had commissioned and designed two special crosses one for himself and one for Priscilla, both identical. When Elvis and Priscilla finally split they each kept their cross. Even after their break-up Elvis always treasured his cross and kept it close by his side. The yellow gold cross, designed to hang from a chain has at its centre a delicate, golden ball Elvis's very own 'partner' cross was displayed in public for the very first time, on Valentine's Day 2004 at the Fingerprints of Elvis at Albert Dock, Liverpool. It was loaned to the Exhibition (now closed) by an anonymous collector who insured the piece for £1million.Includes letters of authenticity from David Stanley and Lamar Fike.

(Source: EPE / Associated Press / Elvis Unlimited)

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