The Auction at Graceland•January 8, 2020
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Colonel Parker was always seeking to capitalize on his main star and in 1974, the Colonel released an album entitled Having Fun with Elvis on Stage on his own Boxcar label that captured Elvis’ on-stage banter between songs. Elvis was mainly telling jokes and since the album contained no actual musical numbers, the Colonel believed that he could sidestep the agreement with RCA to retain the profits from sales of the album. The album was initially sold at Elvis concerts and since sales were strong, RCA then claimed their rights to the material so they could package and market. RCA included a warning on the back cover that it was a “Talking Album Only.” While the album was panned by critics for lacking content since most of the comments related to songs that were not included in the soundtrack, the album peaked at number 9 on Billboard’s country charts and reached 130 on Billboard’s 200. Offered is a personal copy of this album sent directly from Colonel Parker to family friend, Janelle McComb. The LP is signed on the label “To Janelle My Best The Colonel.” The offered copy has its original cellophane still intact but for a small seam that was opened to remove the record so Colonel could sign the record to Janelle. The May 9, 1988, typed letter on “From the desk of COL. PARKER” letterhead reads “Dear Janelle and Roy: Enclosed is the BOXCAR album ‘Having Fun With Elvis On Stage’ which we promised to send Janelle for Mother’s Day. We hope you enjoy it.” The letter is signed by Colonel and his wife Loanne. The LP measures 12 inches (30.48 cm) in diameter and is accompanied by a letter of authenticity from Graceland Authenticated.



The record, sleeve and inner sleeve are free of defects. Mint condition. Only the letter taped to the record sleeve has a small tear.
Colonel Tom Parker Signed MINT File Copy of <em>Having Fun With Elvis on Stage</em> LP (Signed on the LP Label) - Including Personal Signed Note to Janelle McComb
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Minimum Bid: $200.00
Final prices include buyers premium.: $937.50
Estimate: $400 - $600
Number Bids: 11
Auction closed on Wednesday, January 8, 2020.
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