The Auction at Graceland•January 8, 2020
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Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller were commissioned to write the soundtrack for Jailhouse Rock, and after months of providing nothing to the studio, the writers were locked in their hotel room by Jean Aberbach, director of Hill & Range Music Publishing Company, until they produced. A short four hours later, the duo had written four main songs, including the title track for Jailhouse Rock. Elvis recorded the tracks in April and May of 1957, and the single 45 of the title track “Jailhouse Rock” included “Treat Me Nice” on side B. The multi-chart-topping single “Jailhouse Rock” was originally released in September 1957 to coincide with the release of the film by the same name and certainly sold more than a million copies within weeks, if not days. Over the years, this song’s popularity helped it to achieve position 67 in Rolling Stone’s “500 Greatest Songs of All Time” and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame’s list of “500 Songs That Shaped Rock and Roll.” The RIAA certified “Jailhouse Rock” gold, platinum and multi-platinum on March 27, 1992. Offered is a RIAA Platinum Sale Award with a plaque that reads “Presented To ELVIS PRESLEY To Commemorate The Sale Of More Than 1,000,000 Copies Of The RCA RECORDS Single Record ‘JAILHOUSE ROCK.’” This framed display features a 45 single above the platinum-colored plaque, both mounted on a black background. The framed award measures 17 by 13 inches (43.18 x 33.02 cm) and is accompanied by a letter of authenticity from Graceland Authenticated.

The award presents with some scuffs and wear to the frame, but the award area is free of any major defects. Near Mint condition.
RIAA Platinum Record Award for Elvis Presley’s 1957 Single “Jailhouse Rock” - Certified in 1992
Current Bidding (Reserve Has Been Met)
Minimum Bid: $750.00
Final prices include buyers premium.: $1,062.50
Estimate: $1,500 - $3,000
Number Bids: 4
Auction closed on Wednesday, January 8, 2020.
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