The Auction at Graceland•Elvis Week•August 12, 2018
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“Suspicious Minds” was a song written by Mark James but made famous by Elvis’ 1969 rendition, which was released as a single by RCA with “You’ll Think of Me” on side B on August 26, 1969. The single release was recorded in a manner mimicking Elvis’ on-stage performance to replicate the live sound. Elvis first performed the song in Las Vegas on July 31, 1969 and RCA released the 45 single just weeks after. The style was successful and the single, Elvis’ last ever, sold well over a million copies and was ranked by Rolling Stone magazine number 91 in their 500 greatest songs of all time. Reaching million-selling status so quickly enabled the offered original white linen matte RIAA Gold record award to be issued to Elvis the same year of the single’s release in 1969. This framed award displays a plaque, mounted beneath a gold single with orange label, that reads “Presented to ELVIS PRESLEY to commemorate the sale of more than one million copies of the RCA RECORDS pop single record ‘SUSPICIOUS MINDS,’” all set against a white linen matte background. This chart topper became one of Elvis’ most beloved songs. The award measures 17 by 13 1/4 inches (43.18 x 33.66 cm) and is accompanied by a letter of authenticity from Graceland Authenticated.

The award shows only minor distresses to the frame. Near Mint condition.
RIAA Gold Record Award for Elvis Presley’s 1969 Single “Suspicious Minds” - Awarded in 1969 - Early White Linen Matte Style
Current Bidding (Reserve Has Been Met)
Minimum Bid: $750.00
Final prices include buyers premium.: $10,625.00
Estimate: $1,500 - $2,500
Number Bids: 31
Auction closed on Sunday, August 12, 2018.
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