The Auction at Graceland•March 4, 2017
This lot is closed for bidding. Bidding ended on 3/4/2017
From the Estate of Scotty Moore
On July 5, 1954, Elvis, Bill Black and Scotty Moore were in the studio rehearsing. During a break, Elvis began messing around playing an up-tempo version of Arthur Crudup’s song “That’s All Right, Mama.” Scotty and Bill joined in and Sam Phillips recognized the potential hit and began recording. As they say, the rest is history. The single was released with “Blue Moon of Kentucky” on side B on July 19, 1954 and more than 4,000 copies were sold during that first week. Offered is the RIAA gold record award display for “That’s All Right” presented to “Scotty Moore to Commemorate RIAA Certified Gold Sales of More than 500,000 Copies of the Sun Records Single ‘That’s All Right’.” Above the plaque and gold-colored 45 is a black-and-white image of Bill Black, Elvis and Scotty Moore on a black velvet background. The RIAA certified the record gold on June 25, 2004. The framed display measures 22 3/4 by 22 3/4 by 1 1/4 inches (57.78 x 57.78 x 3.17 cm). In 2010, Rolling Stone magazine ranked “That’s All Right” as number 113 of the 500 greatest songs of all time. The award, emanating directly from the estate of Scotty Moore, is accompanied by a letter of authenticity from Graceland Authenticated.
Excellent condition overall.