The Auction at Graceland•Elvis Week•August 12, 2018
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Elvis’ performances at Madison Square Garden in New York City in June of 1972 marked one of his most significant appearances, considering the importance of the venue, the success of the concerts and it being his first live performance in New York since the 1950s. Meant to be a three-day series, a fourth day was added when his first three shows sold out immediately, a first in Madison Square Garden history. Each show was attended by over 20,000 fans, making it more than 80,000 fans over the course of the weekend who enjoyed a set-list consisting of his early hits, fan favorites from his movies, new hits and other songs that included “American Trilogy,” “Can’t Help Falling in Love,” “That’s All Right,” “Suspicious Minds,” “Heartbreak Hotel,” “Bridge Over Troubled Water,” and many more. Elvis performed two shows on June 10, 1972 and RCA recorded both in preparation to release an album of the live show which would be titled Elvis: As Recorded at Madison Square Garden. RCA released the album that same month and it achieved gold status just two months later in August 1972. This was such a momentous concert that even members of Led Zeppelin attended this afternoon show and then immediately flew to Buffalo to perform their own concert that evening. Other major musical celebrities like David Bowie, Bob Dylan, George Harrison and Art Garfunkel attended the concerts that weekend. The New York Times wrote several glowing reviews that included lively descriptions such as: “…when he started to work with the mike, his right hand flailing air, his left leg moving as though it had a life of its own, time stopped, and everyone in the place was 17 again” and “He used the stage, he worked to the people. He turned, he moved, and when a girl threw a handkerchief on the stage, he wiped his forehead with it and threw it back, a gift of sweat from an earthy god.”

Ticket stubs from this show are highly prized among collectors and given the popularity and success of these sold out performances, a full ticket is even more rare. Offered is an entire yellow ticket from the June 10, 1972 2:30 p.m. show. This $10 ticket is for Section 217, Row B, Seat 14 in the 2nd Promenade. The ticket has a background image of Madison Square Garden in blue with red overlapping text that reads “Jerry Weintraub & RCA Tours present ELVIS / Show B / 2nd Promenade $10.00 / Behind Stage / Doors open 1:00 P.M.” This treasured memento is numbered P1102 and perfectly captures an important performance for thousands of fans and a significant event in Elvis’ musical career. This rare relic measures 2 3/4 x 5 1/2 inches (6.99 x 13.97 cm) and is accompanied by a letter of authenticity from Graceland Authenticated.

The ticket has only mild wrinkling and minor edge wear. Near Mint condition.
June 10, 1972, Elvis Presley Concert Full Ticket from Madison Square Garden
Current Bidding (Reserve Has Been Met)
Minimum Bid: $500.00
Final prices include buyers premium.: $2,250.00
Estimate: $1,000 - $1,500
Number Bids: 12
Auction closed on Sunday, August 12, 2018.
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