London, South Kensington
24 June 2010
A microphone labelled Electro Voice RE-16 engraved ELVIS on the handle, reported to have been used by Elvis Presley on stage and in recording sessions circa 1970/71; accompanied by four photographs of Elvis holding a similar microphone and a letter concerning its provenance (6)
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According to the accompanying documentation, the microphone was obtained by Charlie Hodge, friend and confidante of Elvis Presley's since their time together in the US army, when working for Elvis during his Las Vegas concerts circa 1970s.
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