• Country Music Sale auction at Christies

    Sale 2276

    Country Music Sale

    3 December 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 113

    Elvis Presley

    Price Realised  

    Elvis Presley
    A group of all five Elvis Presley original Sun 78 RPM records released from 1954-55, including: Sun 209, That's All Right Blue Moon of Kentucky; Sun 210, Good Rockin' Tonight I Don't Care If The Sun Don't Shine; Sun 215, Milkcow Blues Boogie You're A Heartbreaker; Sun 217, Baby Let's Play House I'm Left, You're Right, She's Gone; Sun 223, I Forgot To Remember To Forget Mystery Train.
    10in. (5)


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    Pre-Lot Text

    While many think of Elvis Presley as a hip thrusting, early rock-and-roll progenitor, his beginnings were deeply steeped in country music. Having grown up listening to the country music of his parents and performing with legends like Hank Snow, the influence of country on Elvis is undeniable. It is perhaps Elvis Presley's first record release that exemplifies the role he played in the cross over from country to rock. Recording rhythm-and-blues on one side, and an old Bill Monroe classic on the other, Elvis rode the line between country and rock throughout his career and his success speaks for itself. He was an amalgam of epic proportions and it served him well.