April 29 - Bicentennial Superstar Elvis

The TNT Records import-release "Bicentennial Superstar Elvis - Volume 2", containing a soundboard recording from October 20, 1976 as recorded in South Bend, Indiana.

Tracks
Also Sprach Zarathustra - See See Rider - I Got A Woman / Amen - Love Me - If You Love Me (Let Me Know) - You Gave Me A Mountain - Jailhouse Rock - Help Me - All Shook Up - Teddy Bear / Don't Be Cruel - And I Love You So - Fever - Steamroller Blues - Band Introductions - Early Morning Rain - What'd I Say - Johnny B. Goode - Drum Solo (Ronnie Tutt) - Bass Solo (Jerry Scheff) - Piano Solo (Tony Brown) - Love Letters - School Day - Hurt (With Reprise) - Hound Dog - Funny How Time Slips Away - Little Darlin' - Can't Help Falling In Love - Closing Vamp / Announcements.

Elvis - Opening Night 1975

The AudiRec import-label released the CD "Elvis - Opening Night 1975" containing an audience recording of the March 18, 1975 Opening Show as recorded at the Hilton International Hotel in Las Vegas. The CD, limited to 300 copies, comes with an 16 page booklet. 

Tracks: Also Sprach Zarathustra - See See Rider - I Got A Woman / Amen - And I Love You So - Let Me Be There (With Reprise) -It's Midnight - Big Boss Man - Green Green Grass Of Home (First Live Version) - Burning Love - Love Me - Fairytale (First Live Version) - Band Introductions - Lead Guitar Solo (James Burton) - Drum Solo (Ronnie Tutt) - Bass Solo (Duke Bardwell) - Piano Solo (Glen D. Hardin) - Electric Piano Solo (David Briggs) - Orchestra Solo (Joe Guercio Orchestra) - My Boy - I'll Remember You - Promised Land - Your Love's Been A Long Time Coming (Instrumental Excerpt] - Until It's Time For You To Go - Introduction Of Glen Campbell - When It's My Time (J.D. Sumner & The Stamps Quartet) - If You Love Me (Let Me Know) - Can't Help Falling In Love - Closing Vamp

From Elvis In Murfreesboro

The TNT Records import-label, in cooperation with the Audionics import-label, released the CD "From Elvis In Murfreesboro". This CD contains a soundboard recording of the May 7, 1975 performance by Elvis Presley as recorded at Mid Tennessee State University in Murfreesboro, TN 


Tracks: Also Sprach Zarathustra - See See Rider - I Got A Woman / Amen - Love Me - If You Love Me (Let Me Know) - Love Me Tender - All Shook Up - Teddy Bear / Don't Be Cruel - The Wonder Of You - Burning Love - Band Introductions - Johnny B. Goode - Drum Solo (Ronnie Tutt) - Bass Solo (Jerry Scheff) - Piano Solo (Glen D. Hardin) - School Day - Bridge Over Troubled Water - T-R-O-U-B-L-E - I'll Remember You - Let Me Be There - An American Trilogy - Funny How Time Slips Away - Hound Dog - Little Darlin' - Can't Help Falling In Love

Elvis Auction


They are little more than four sheets of paper, but since they bear Elvis Presley's signature and record a seminal moment in his young career – his 1950s appearances on the Shreveport-based show Louisiana Hayride – they could fetch up to $50,000 at an upcoming auction.

A four-page contract between Presley and International Broadcasting Corporation (the former owner of KWKH Radio in Shreveport) for the young singer to appear on the weekly music show is appraised between $30,000 and $50,000 in the catalog for the Julien's Auctions event on May 16 in New York.
Hayride was the legendary Grand Ole Opry-style radio, and later television, program which originated from Shreveport's Municipal Auditorium and featured up and coming and established country musicians and singers.


Presley made his first appearance on the program on Oct. 16, 1954, performing "Blue Moon of Kentucky" and his newly released song "That's All Right." As his fame grew, he was signed to a Hayride contract the next year. Julien's says the Sept. 8, 1955 Presley Hayride contract was only the second performance contract he signed in his career. Elvis, then 20, signed the paperwork in red ink, with his parents as witnesses.

"The contract stated that Presley would appear on the program for 52 consecutive Saturdays beginning on November 12, 1955. Presley performed only 18 of those Saturdays," according to the item description. According to the auction house, after manager Col. Tom Parker discovered Presley, the contract was bought out for a reported $10,000.
At auction, Julien's is also offering with it two letters of authenticity: one from Louisiana Hayride archives owner Joey Kent and the other from former radio personality Frank Page, who died in 2013.

The May 16 auction features personal and professional items from Presley's legendary life and career. The contract for Hayride is among the highest-priced items. Among the others are Presley's 1971 Blackhawk car (valued between $400,000 and $600,000), his TCB "Taking Care of Business" tour bus ($150,000 and $200,000), one of his military uniforms ($20,000 to $40,000) and a copy of his marriage certificate with Priscilla Presley ($25,000 to $30,000).


(Source: Elvis Aktuell / Elvis Information Network / Juliens)

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