The Auction at Graceland•January 8, 2019
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From the Trude Forsher Collection

In November 1955, RCA bought Elvis’ contract from Sun Records. In March 1956, RCA released Elvis’ first full-length album, simply titled Elvis Presley, which sold more than 350,000 copies in just over a month. RCA simultaneously released two 45 EPs of the same title that together included all 12 tracks available on the LP. Extended Plays, commonly referred to as EPs, were created in the 1950s and contained more than the traditional two tracks on most 45s. By releasing both the LP and EPs at the same time, RCA was assuring saturation of its new star in a market that used record players with varying capabilities. RCA’s strategy proved victorious, with the EPs selling even more copies than the LP. The success of Elvis Presley made it the first in music history to sell more than a million copies, and Elvis became the first RCA single artist to reach a million dollars in sales. The album reached number 1 on the Billboard charts and launched Elvis’ long career with RCA. Offered is a collection of fourteen (14) 45s and EPs of Elvis’ tunes released by RCA Victor in the mid-1950s through the mid-1960s and personally belonging to Trude Frosher, Elvis’ secretary on the West Coast. This grouping, with ’50s and ’60s release dates from her personal collection includes:

  • 1955 RCA Victor (47-6357) 45 record “Mystery Train / I Forgot To Remember To Forget” with brown paper sleeve;
  • 1956 RCA Victor (47-6637) 45 record “I Got A Woman / I’m Counting On You” with brown paper sleeve; 
  • 1958 RCA Victor (47-7410) 45 record “One Night / I Got Stung” with original sleeve;
  • 1960 RCA Victor (47-7740) 45 record “Stuck On You / Fame and Fortune” with original sleeve;
  • 1961 RCA Victor (47-7968) 45 record “Can’t Help Falling In Love / Rock-A-Hula Baby” (“Twist” Special) with original sleeve;
  • 1961 RCA Victor (47-7908) 45 record “Little Sister / His Latest Flame” with original sleeve;
  • 1962 RCA Victor (EPA-4368) 45 EP record “Follow That Dream” (four great songs) with original cardboard sleeve and original plastic shrink wrap with printed “$1.49 Nationally Advertised Price”;
  • 1962 RCA Victor (EPA-4368) 45 EP record “Follow That Dream” (four great songs) with original cardboard sleeve;
  • 1962 RCA Victor (47-8041) 45 record “Just Tell Her Jim Said Hello / She’s Not You” with original sleeve;
  • 1963 RCA Victor (EPA-4371) 45 EP record “Kid Galahad” (six great songs) with original cardboard sleeve;
  • 1965 RCA Victor (EPA-4383) 45 record “Tickle Me” (five songs) with original cardboard sleeve;
  • 1965 RCA Victor (447-06430) 45 record “Crying in the Chapel / I Believe in the Man in the Sky” with original sleeve;
  • 1965 RCA Victor (447-0647) 45 record “Santa Claus Is Back In Town / Blue Christmas” with original sleeve; and
  • 1965 RCA Victor (47-8740) 45 record “Blue River / Tell Me Why” with original sleeve.

Each 45 measures 7 inches (17.78 cm) in diameter and the collection is accompanied by a letter of authenticity from Graceland Authenticated.



The records are all in good, well loved condition with the sleeves in varying condition but overall very good.
14 Elvis Presley 45s and EPs Including Sealed <em>Follow that Dream</em> Soundtrack EP*
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Current Bidding (Reserve Has Been Met)
Minimum Bid: $150.00
Final prices include buyers premium.: $593.75
Estimate: $300 - $400
Number Bids: 12
Auction closed on Tuesday, January 8, 2019.
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