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."
The collection is as follows:
Joe Turner - Corrine Corrina / Boogie woogie Country Girl
The Dominoes - That's What You're Doing To Me / When The Swallows Come Back To Capistrano
Ivory Joe Hunter - It's A Sin / Don't You Believe Her
Roy Brown - Hurry, Hurry Baby / Travel in' Man
Fats Domino - Blueberry Hill / Honey Chile
The Crickets - You're Mine / Milk And Gin
Tommy Edwards - It's All In The Game / All Over Again
Ray Charles - I Got A Woman / Come Back
Hank Snow - I'm Gonna Bid My Blues Goodbye/ Just A Faded Pedal From A Beautiful Bouquet
Louis Jones & His Band - Rock And Roll Bells / All Over, Goodbye
Lowell Fulson - Reconsider Baby / I Believe I'll Give Up
The Four Lads - Moments To Remember / Dream On, My Love, Dream On
Johnny Ace with The Beale Streeters - My Song / Follow The Rule
Roy Hamilton - Hurt / Star Of Love
Sammy Davis Jr. Because Of You Parts I & II
Fats Domino - Ain't It A Shame / La-La
Lloyd Price - Lawdy Miss Clawdy / Mailman Blues
Brownie McGhee - I'm 10,000 Years Old / Cherry Red
Buddy Blake - ROSIe / You'll cry For Me:
The Pcarls - Your Cheatin' Heart /I Sure Need You
Ivory Joe Hunter Since I Met You Baby / You Can't Stop This Rockin' And Rollin'
Carl Perkins - Matchbox / Your True Love
Billy Ward &
His Dominoes - Rags To Riches / Don't Thank Me
The Billy Vaughn Orchestra - The Shifting Whispering Sands Parts I & II
Arthur Gunter - Baby, Lets Play House / Blues After Hours
Willie 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 asmallpieceofhistory.com.