The Auction at Graceland•January 8, 2019
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Elvis performed two shows on June 10, 1972 in Madison Square Garden in New York City during a four-day concert tour and his first live performance in the Big Apple since the 1950s. RCA recorded both shows on June 10 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 the 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 given the popularity and success of these sold-out performances, and offered is a blue ticket stub from the 2:30 p.m. performance for Mezzanine, Tower B Gate 28, Sec. 418, Row F, Seat 13 - June 10 1972 show, at a cost of just $5.00. The ticket stub, measuring 2 by 1 3/4 inches (5.08 x 4.44 cm), comes with additional period promotional materials including:

  • 1971-72 Souvenir Concert Poster featuring Elvis in a white jumpsuit and red belt set against a blue background, stored rolled and measuring 37 1/2 by 22 3/4 inches (95.25 x 57.78 cm);
  • 1972 Tour Photo Album, measuring 11 by 8 1/2 inches (27.94 x 21.59 cm);
  • 1972 Elvis Pocket Picture Calendar Card, measuring 4 by 2 1/2 inches (10.16 x 6.35 cm);
  • Color Snapshot, measuring 3 1/3 by 5 inches (8.45 x 12.7 cm);
  • 1972 Camden album Burning Love and Hits from His Movies (advertising the Madison Square Garden album on the back) in original plastic shrink wrap (opened on side) with $1.99 price sticker, measuring 12 1/2 by 12 1/2 inches (31.75 x 31.75 cm); and
  • Promotional Photo (that was included with the above-mentioned album), measuring 10 by 8 inches (25.4 x 20.32 cm).

The grouping of seven tokens, from this historic concert and memorable period, is accompanied by a letter of authenticity from Graceland Authenticated.



The ticket stub is in nicely used condition with a small water stain on the reverse, the poster has edge wear and horizontal creasing, the album and promo photo are in good condition overall along with the pocket calendar and photo album which have slight edge wear. Overall very good to excellent condition.
June 10, 1972, Elvis Presley Madison Square Garden Ticket Stub, Original Photo, <em>Burning Love</em> LP with MSG Promotional Photo, Souvenir Photo Album, Souvenir Poster and 1972 RCA Calendar
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Minimum Bid: $250.00
Final prices include buyers premium.: $531.25
Estimate: $500 - $1,000
Number Bids: 3
Auction closed on Tuesday, January 8, 2019.
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