The Auction at Graceland•January 7, 2017
This lot is closed for bidding. Bidding ended on 1/7/2017
On March 27, 1952, Sam Phillips opened the doors on what is now known as the birthplace of rock ‘n’ roll--back then it was called Memphis Recording Studio, but more commonly known as the Sun Record recording label. Sun Record was known to record all styles of popular music at the time, from gospel and blues to country and rockabilly. During the mid-1950s, the label launched the careers of famous musicians like Jerry Lee Lewis, Johnny Cash, Carl Perkins and Elvis Presley. It was during this time that rock ‘n’ roll and the sub-genre of rockabilly began dominating popular music. Television was becoming the common medium for information, and shows like Dick Clark’s American Bandstand became mainstream to a national audience in 1957. Young music fans couldn’t seem to get enough rock ‘n’ roll and would rush to the music stores to buy new records from their favorite stars.
Offered is an original collection of the songs from the more popular musicians of the day. This assemblage of 78 RPM records includes:
- Carl Perkins, “Blue Suede Shoes / Honey, Don’t” (Sun 234) and “Your True Love / Matchbox” (Sun 261);
- Jerry Lee Lewis, “Crazy Arms / End of the Road” (Sun 259);
- Slim Rhodes, “Take and Give / Do What I Do” (Sun 256);
- Elvis Presley, “I Don’t Care if the Sun Don’t Shine / Good Rockin’ Tonight” (Sun 210), “Milkcow Blues Boogie / You’re a Heartbreaker” (Sun 215), “I Forgot To Remember To Forget / Mystery Train” (Sun 223), and “That’s All Right / Blue Moon of Kentucky” (Sun 209).
Each of these 78 classics is housed in a period record sleeve. These songs continue to be as cherished today as they were in the 1950s. Each record is 10 inches (25.4 cm) in diameter. The harmonious collection is accompanied by a letter of authenticity from Graceland Authenticated.
Each record comes in a period sleeve and each is in good, well-loved and played condition. Sun Record 210 is marked “DFS” in blue ink on the label, appearing on both sides twice.