The Auction at Graceland•Elvis Week•August 13, 2019
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"Suspicious Minds" and "Moody Blue" were written by Mark James. Elvis recorded his version of "Moody Blue" in February 1976 in the Jungle Room of Graceland, one year later it it reached number 1 on the Billboard charts and would be Elvis' last number one hit. Elvis performed the song live only once in Charlotte, North Carolina in February 1977. The single of the song was released by RCA on November 29, 1976 with "She Thinks I Still Care" on side B. The song was included on the album of the same name that was release by RCA on July 19, 1977. At the time, colored vinyl was wildy popular so RCA released the first quarter million pressings in blue vinyl rather than black. The record was pressed at RCA's Indianapolis plant and when they reached the milestone pressing of 2 billion records, they held a celebration, part of which saw them press a very small run of additional color vinyls in green, red, white and yellow that were given to executives and VIPs. Elvis was also given a plaque since it was his recording that helped the plant surpass the 2 billion mark. Offered are five colored vinyl test pressings for the Moody Blue single. These special pressing, made by Ernie Ruggeri, VP of Manufacturing for RCA, would have been responsible for the test pressings of this ilk. This colorful group of pressings come with a signed photo of Ruggieri presenting Elvis with a gold record. This special grouping of five (5) colored vinyl records, each measuring 7 inches (18.78 cm) in diameter, is accompanied by a letter of authenticity from Graceland Authenticated.

The records present with no discernible defects. Near Mint to Mint condition.
Set of Five Color Vinyl Test Pressings of Elvis Presley Single “Moody Blue”/”She Thinks I Still Care” - Made by Ernie Ruggieri, RCA VP of Manufacturing
Current Bidding (Reserve Has Been Met)
Minimum Bid: $1,000.00
Final prices include buyers premium.: $4,750.00
Estimate: $3,000 - $5,000
Number Bids: 20
Auction closed on Tuesday, August 13, 2019.
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