The Auction at Graceland•Elvis Week•August 12, 2017
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Believed to be one of the saddest country songs of all time, “Old Shep” was written by Red Foley and Arthur Williams in 1933. While the dog in the song does pass away of old age, the pup was based on Foley’s own childhood German Shepherd who was poisoned by a neighbor. Elvis first sang the song at the tender age of 10 on stage at the 1945 Mississippi-Alabama Fair and Dairy Show. Elvis would sing it again in the early 1950s at his high school minstrel talent show, but it was in 1956 that he released his cover version of this tune. Offered is an RCA single-sided promo disc for the song and the original sheet music. The disc is marked “RCA Victor / Old Shep / (Red Foley) / Elvis Presley” and measures 7 inches (17.78 cm). It was a song about man’s best friend that helped a young Elvis to win hearts. The record is accompanied by its original RCA paper sleeve. Also included is a copy of the Elvis Presley sheet music for the song. The set is accompanied by a letter of authenticity from Graceland Authenticated.

The record shows moderate to heavy scuffing and scratches, but is in playable condition.
1956 Elvis Presley RCA Victor Single Sided 45 RPM Promo Disc for “Old Shep” Plus Sheet Music
Current Bidding (Reserve Has Been Met)
Minimum Bid: $150.00
Final prices include buyers premium.: $500.00
Estimate: $300 - $500
Number Bids: 12
Auction closed on Saturday, August 12, 2017.
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