The Auction on Elvis Presley BLVD August 14, 2022
This lot is closed for bidding. Bidding ended on 8/14/2022

* From the Tommy Young collection.

Offered is a 1954 Sun 78 RPM single of Elvis Presley's first single "That's All Right" with the sleeve signed by Dewey Phillips that belonged to Elvis' high school classmate, Tommy Young. Phillips, of course, was the Memphis DJ that played Elvis' first recording on the radio while the acetate from Sam Philips was still warm that fateful day in July 1954. Young and George Klein were big fans of Dewey's and would often visit him at the radio station, WHBQ, while he hosted his show "Red, Hot & Blue". On one of these visits, Tommy brought his copy of Sun 209 and left us with one of the toughest autographs in rock & roll. Phillips passed away at only 42 years old in 1968. 

Tommy was a high school friend of George Klein, and in 1957 George re-introduced him to Elvis. Tommy ended up being swept up in the Elvis life for about a year, traveling to shows, recording sessions and often riding motorcycles with Elvis. In August and September 1957, Tommy accompanied Elvis and his friends on the west coast trip including the northwest tour, the Hollywood recording session and the concert in Tupelo, Mississippi. The record presents with heavy scuffing from heavy use, but the Dewey signature in blue ink is bold on the sleeve. Accompanied by a letter of authenticity from Beckett Authentication.

Dewey Phillips Signed Copy of Elvis Presleys Sun 209 78 RPM Single – From The Tommy Young Collection* (BAS)
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Minimum Bid: $500
Final prices include buyers premium: $2,415
Estimate: $1,000 - $2,000
Number Bids: 17
Auction closed on Sunday, August 14, 2022.
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