The Auction at Graceland•Elvis Week•August 12, 2018
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By December 1965 when the single “Blue River” / “Tell Me Why” was released, Elvis had six singles, one LP and three album releases for the year. Elvis recorded “Tell Me Why,” the ballad written by Titus Turner, in 1957 and recorded “Blue River” at RCA Studio B in Nashville on May 27, 1963. “Tell Me Why” reached number 33 on the Billboard charts and became a gold record even though it was an eight-year-old unreleased cut. Despite the single release of these tunes receiving little radio airtime, the record still managed to sell over 400,000 copies. Offered is a horizonal record store promotion for the single release that features images of the picture sleeves against a bold red background, with large yellow and white lettering announcing “Elvis’ New Single” down the center. It was an eye-catching advertising poster sure to catch the eyes of young fans eager to purchase any new release by Elvis, as evidenced by the large number of copies sold. The poster, measuring 10 1/4 by 22 3/4 inches (26.03 x 57.78 cm), is stored flat and is accompanied by a letter of authenticity from Graceland Authenticated.

The poster presents with extremely bold, bright colors. The original folds have benefitted from minor professional restoration and reinforcement. Apparent Near Mint condition.
1966 RCA Record Store Poster for Elvis Presley’s Singles “Blue River” and “Tell Me Why”
Current Bidding (Reserve Has Been Met)
Minimum Bid: $250.00
Final prices include buyers premium.: $1,375.00
Estimate: $500 - $1,000
Number Bids: 23
Auction closed on Sunday, August 12, 2018.
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