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NEW-YORK, November 14. /TASS/. The first recording of "the king of rock-n-roll" Elvis Presley made in the summer of 1953 and his first driving license will be auctioned in the USA, the representatives of the Fund, who manage the heritage of the musician, reported. Auction will be held on January 8, 2015 — the day when Presley would have turned 80.
In June 1953 a 18-year-old Presley came to the Sun Studios recording studio in Memphis (Tennessee), paid 4 dollars and recorded two songs on an acetate disk — "My happiness" and "That’s When Your Heartaches Begin". It is believed that the young man wanted to present this record to his mother. But they didn’t have a turntable at home, and Presley went to his friend to listen the record. He left it there, and his mother never got this present.
"The Elvis’s record is put up for action for the first time ever. It has been privately owned since the day of recording more than 60 years ago," the organizers say.
The action will be held in the musician’s mansion “Graceland” in Memphis that is now a museum.
A total of 68 items connected to Presley will be sold by auction, including his first driving license (the singer got it in March 1952 at the age of 17), and leather jacket Elvis was wearing in the film “Viva Las Vegas” shot in 1964.
It is not clear how much the auction organizers hope to earn on the items put for auction. In August a “Cadillac” owned by Presley was sold for $81.2 thousand.
Presley died in 1977 at the age of 42.