September 7, 2022 Rock & Roll, Entertainment & Sport Memorabilia
This lot is closed for bidding. Bidding ended on 9/7/2022
The offered pair of acetates emanate from the archives of Voice of America, a radio service established during World War II by the U.S. Governement "to broadcast accurate, balanced, and comprehensive news and information to an international audience." By 1956, during the depths of the Cold War, one of its main targets for broadcasting would have been Soviet Russia and the eastern bloc countries. Showering those areas with the news and popular culture of America was coupled with shows featuring popular music, and in 1956 that meant two words: Elvis Presley. The two single-sided acetates each have one Elvis song and one song by another artist, all of which were released in 1956. Both records are stamped "Property of IBS/PMC Music Service Voice of America" and a "Voice of America" label can be seen underneath the blank lable on top. The first disc has "I Want You, I Need You, I Love You" and Louis Armstrong's "I Never Saw a Better Day." The second has Elvis' "Hound Dog" and Pattie Page's "Allegheny Moon." The discs' reverses are blank. The discs measure 12 inches in diameter and are accompanied by a letter of authenticity from Graceland Authenticated.
Pair of 1956 “Voice of America” 33 1/3 RPM 12-Inch Single-Sided Acetates which Include Elvis Presley’s “Hound Dog” and “I Want You, I Need You, I Love You”
Current Bidding (Reserve Has Been Met)
Minimum Bid: $400
Final prices include buyers premium: $920
Estimate: $800 - $1,000
Number Bids: 4
Auction closed on Wednesday, September 7, 2022.
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