The Auction at Graceland•January 8, 2020
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Decades before the advent of the internet and downloadable songs, record companies would produce music samplers, records usually containing a single song each of a variety of artists in the record company’s catalog. These “pop samplers” would serve as marketing tools to introduce listeners to certain artists or songs in hopes of then prompting LP sales. The ’60s and ’70s were an especially popular time for this format of promotion. Offered is a collection of eight (8) RCA Pop Sampler records from the 1960s with one single by Elvis Presley on each. Included in this collection are the following samplers: October 1960 with Elvis’ song “Tonight Is So Right For Love” on side 1; September 1963 with Elvis’ “Are You Lonesome Tonight” on side 2 and marked “Not for Sale”; December 1963 with Elvis’ “Fun in Acapulco” on side 2 and marked “Not for Sale”; red label April 1964 with Elvis’ “Kissin’ Cousins” on side 2; black label April 1964 with Elvis’ “Kissin’ Cousins” on side 2 and marked “Not for Sale” with different songs and artists; April 1965 with Elvis” “The Meanest Girl in Town” on side 2 and marked “Not for Sale”; August 1965 with Elvis’ “Your Cheatin’ Heart” on side 2 and marked “Not for Sale”; and April 1966 with Elvis’ “Frankie and Johnny” on side 2 and marked “Not for Sale.” While these were sold directly to listeners, they were also provided to radio stations as an easy way of providing artists’ songs in the catalog of a particular record company for broadcast. While the dates would indicate that these were issued on a monthly basis, the actual frequency is not confirmed. Each disc measures 12 inches (30.48 cm) in diameter and the group is accompanied by a letter of authenticity from Graceland Authenticated.

LPs present with moderate wear, including minor scuffing and scratches. All are in playable condition. VG condition overall, with a few lesser.
Collection of Eight 1960s RCA Victor <em>Pop Sampler</em> 12-Inch 33 1/3 RPM LPs – Each Featuring an Elvis Presley Single
Current Bidding (Reserve Has Been Met)
Minimum Bid: $200.00
Final prices include buyers premium.: $687.50
Estimate: $1,000 - $1,500
Number Bids: 12
Auction closed on Wednesday, January 8, 2020.
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