The Rock & Roll Pop Culture Auction November 2012
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Elvis Presley wore this custom made "Starlite Wranglers" cowboy shirt during his first appearance on stage, Saturday July 17, 1954 at the Bon Air Club in Memphis. It was only nine days after local Memphis DJ Dewey Phillips had played Elvis' new recording of "That's Alright Mama", when Sun Records owner Sam Phillips asked Scotty Moore and Bill Black to allow Elvis to sing with their group "The Starlite Wranglers." They gave Elvis this shirt, one of several made for the band, to wear as one of the "Starlite Wranglers" and Elvis later gave the shirt to Mary Joyce who was a friend of his girlfriend at the time, Dixie Locke. The Bon Air Club was a regular gig for the Starlite Wranglers and they soon found themselves with a new lead singer after the success of Elvis' first performance. This lot comes with a letter of provenance from Mary Joyce's nephew Edgar Lundberg and a picture of Elvis with Scotty and Bill who are wearing the Starlite Wranglers shirts. Very good condition. Also comes with a Gotta Have Rock & Roll™ Certificate of Authenticity.
Elvis Presley 1954 First Stage Performance Worn Shirt
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