The Auction at Graceland•January 6, 2018
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Prior to the establishment of the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) in 1958, record awards were issued to artists by their own record companies to promote their sales achievements. The first gold record award issued by RCA was in 1942 to Glenn Miller and His Orchestra for “Chattanooga Choo Choo” selling over a million singles. The offered early framed RCA Victor 45 award for “Treat Me Nice” is dedicated “To Col. Tom Parker In Appreciation of His Contribution Toward Making Treat Me Nice A Million Seller 1957.” The song, from the Avon production and MGM movie Jailhouse Rock, was recorded on September 5, 1957 and released September 24, 1957. “Treat Me Nice” hit the charts in 1958 and reached #27 on Billboard’s Hot 100 and #11 on Billboard’s Hot Country Singles. The framed display features a gold-colored 45 single above a gold-colored plaque, both mounted on a green velvet background. The display measures 16 by 14 inches (40.64 by 35.56 cm) and is accompanied by a letter of authenticity from Graceland Authenticated.



The award exhibits heavy wear on the silver frame and has several areas of scuffing and scratching on the glass. Excellent condition.
1957 RCA Award to Colonel Tom Parker for Making Elvis Presley’s “Treat Me Nice” A Million Seller
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Minimum Bid: $5,000.00
Final prices include buyers premium.: $7,500.00
Estimate: $10,000 - $15,000
Number Bids: 4
Auction closed on Saturday, January 6, 2018.
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