The Auction at Graceland•Elvis Week•August 13, 2019
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“The Wonder of You” was one of Elvis’ most memorable hits from the 1970s. He recorded this live version of the song, written by Baker Knight and originally sung in 1959 by Ray Peterson, in February 1970 in Las Vegas. The Elvis version of this song was released by RCA as a single, with “Mama Liked the Roses” on side B, on April 20, 1970. Both songs reached number 9 on the Billboard charts that spring with “The Wonder of You” topping the UK charts and remaining in that position for over six weeks in the summer of 1970. The song was so popular in the United Kingdom that it also topped the Irish charts and remains one of the most successful singles in the UK. The vast appeal of the song made it a standard tune for Elvis to sing during his concert performances. The single was certified Gold by the RIAA on August 14, 1970. Offered is the RIAA framed Gold award for “The Wonder of You” that displays a plaque, mounted beneath a gold single with orange label, that reads “Presented to ELVIS PRESLEY to commemorate the sale of more than one million copies of the RCA RECORDS pop single record ‘THE WONDER OF YOU,’” all set against a white linen matte background. The reverse bears the framing label from New York Frame & Picture Co. on 29 John Street in New York. This chart topper became one of Elvis’ most memorable songs. 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 several minor scuffs and scratches to the frame, with some minor loss of finish. Excellent to Mint condition.
RIAA Gold Record Award for Elvis Presley’s 1970 Single “The Wonder of You” - Certified in 1970 - White Linen Matte Style
Current Bidding (Reserve Has Been Met)
Minimum Bid: $750.00
Final prices include buyers premium.: $4,750.00
Estimate: $1,500 - $3,000
Number Bids: 19
Auction closed on Tuesday, August 13, 2019.
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