Jack White is a really cool guy in the music business and now I’m hearing…
…that he secretly bought an Elvis recording at auction!
This wasn’t just any Elvis Presley recording! Oh no!! It was his first ever recording!!! The recording was made in 1953 and includes two songs, “My Happiness” and “That’s When Your Heartaches Begin”, on acetate disc!
In January, the disc was sold for $300,000 to “an undisclosed buyer” at auction!!! Well it turns out that the diehard Elvis fan was none other than singer/musician Jack White!
I think Jack is the perfect buyer for this recording and that’s because he owns his own record store here in Nashville and is a huge contributor to Record Store Day via his record label:
What also makes him an awesome buyer for the first Elvis recording is that he’s not just going to have it framed and hung on the wall! He’s going to reissue it on Record Store Day…which is going to be Saturday, April 18th this year!
A little given history behind this $300,000 10-inch disc is that Elvis recorded it in Memphis, Tennessee and was only 18 years old at the time! The recording set back the young Mr. Presley 4 dollars! HAHA If only studio time were that cheap these days!!
I’m so excited to hear Jack’s reissue of Elvis’ first recorded songs! I think that Elvis is never ever going to go out of style!
I’m a HUGE Elvis Presley fan which I may not have mentioned to you before, but he really does hold a place in my heart for being one of the most amazing entertainers to ever live! He was cool before anyone else was. No man in the music industry can ever muster up enough swagger to come close to what EP had. He was flawless and his persona was larger than life.
My mom and I still say that visiting Elvis’ mansion “Graceland” was one of the best days of our lives, and really, it was! We’re super fans and proud of it!
Thank you Jack for keeping the king’s music alive & I’m excited to hear it!