The Auction at Graceland•Elvis Week•August 12, 2017
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This framed RCA Victor award dedicated to Colonel Parker contains a platinum-colored record mounted on green velvet above a plaque that reads “To Col. Tom Parker in appreciation of his contribution toward making ‘I Gotta Know’ a Million Seller 1961.” “I Gotta Know” was a doo-wop rhythm-and-blues style love song recorded by Elvis Presley on April 4, 1960 and released by RCA as the B-side to “Are you Lonesome Tonight?” The song itself reached #14 on the Billboard charts, while the two-sided single was one of the biggest selling singles of 1960, reaching number one on the charts. The award measures 16 1/8 by 14 1/8 inches (40.95 x 35.87 cm) and is accompanied by a letter of authenticity from Graceland Authenticated.

The award’s green felt presents very clean and supple, but the record has suffered from moderate oxidation. The frame has just a few dents and minor scratches. Excellent condition.
1961 RCA Award to Colonel Tom Parker for Making Elvis Presley’s “I Gotta Know” A Million Seller
Current Bidding (Reserve Has Been Met)
Minimum Bid: $5,000.00
Final prices include buyers premium.: $6,875.00
Estimate: $10,000 - $15,000
Number Bids: 3
Auction closed on Saturday, August 12, 2017.
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