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Offered is a 78 RPM Sun Records 210 featuring Elvis Presley's songs “Good Rockin' Tonight” and “I Don't Care if the Sun Don't Shine.” The songs were recorded at the Memphis Recording Service studios sometime between September 12 and 16 1954, and the single was released on September 22, 1954. While Elvis’ Sun 45s are highly collectible, the Sun 78s is even more rare and desirable.

Rumors have been told throughout the years that the scarcity of the 78s was due to the fact that Sam Phillip’s brother Tom, who ran the back warehouse where stacks of the 78s were stored, allowed an overseas collector into the space and that collector was so overtaken at the sheer quantity that he fell into the stacks, causing a vast amount of irreplaceable damage. Another anecdote explaining the shortage of 78s was that Tom Phillips would give away enormous quantities to county fairs who would use them as targets in the carnival games, hanging them from strings so customers could toss balls at them in an attempt to break them to smithereens. We may never know the true story, but the fact remains that the Elvis Sun 78s are highly sought after for their rarity and superior sound quality compared to the 45s. The 78 RPM records measure 10 inches in diameter and presents with moderate scratches and scuffing. The labels show moderate wear, but maintain bold and bright colors. Good+ condition.

1954 Sun Records 210 78 RPM 10-Inch of Elvis Presley’s “Good Rockin’ Tonight” and “I Don’t Care if the Sun Don’t Shine”
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Minimum Bid: $250
Final prices include buyers premium: $374
Estimate: $500 - $1,000
Number Bids:5
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