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the “record bulletin” picture sleeve for rca’s first elvis record is fake

A REL­A­TIVELY RE­CENT AD­DI­TION to the world of Elvis col­lectibles is the “Record Bul­letin” pic­ture sleeve, re­put­edly made for 47-6357 from 1955. It doesn’t look like any­thing as­so­ci­ated with Elvis or RCA Victor and comes with an origin story as odd as its ap­pear­ance. [Read more] “the “record bulletin” picture sleeve for rca’s first elvis record is fake”

Elvis photo publicity 1955 600 trim

rca victor 47-6357 bootleg picture sleeves

THERE ARE FOUR PIC­TURE SLEEVES as­so­ci­ated with RCA’s first Elvis record, “I Forgot To Re­member To Forget” / “Mys­tery Train.” One is a le­git­i­mate item while an­other is of ques­tion­able au­then­ticity; they are cov­ered sep­a­rately in their own ar­ti­cles. There are also a pair of RCA Victor 47-6357 bootleg pic­ture sleeves ad­dressed in this article. [Read more] “rca victor 47-6357 bootleg picture sleeves”

Elvis ThisIsHisLife sleeve 600 yellowed

the elvis “this is his life” cartoon picture sleeve

RCA’S CAR­TOON PIC­TURE SLEEVES of the ’50s fea­tured a “bi­o­graphy” that summed up each artist’s life in a few comic strip-like panels. While rather rare, these sleeves are not very col­lectible and there­fore are not valu­able, ex­cept for one: the Elvis “This Is His Life” sleeve is among the rarer Presley items of that time. [Read more] “the elvis “this is his life” cartoon picture sleeve”

Elvis ThisIsHisLife PS yellow f 600 repair

rca victor cartoon picture sleeves of the ’50s

FOR A SHORT TIME IN 1955-1956, RCA Victor man­u­fac­tured a se­ries of car­toon pic­ture sleeves for 45 rpm records. Each sleeve had a “This Is His Life” theme that summed up the artist’s life in a few comic strip-like panels. These sleeves were prob­ably shipped to radio sta­tions to catch the at­ten­tion of the DJs. [Read more] “rca victor cartoon picture sleeves of the ’50s”

Elvis 47 6357 MysteryTrain WLP record 600

the first rca elvis record was “I forgot to remember to forget”

RCA VICTOR SIGNED ELVIS as a recording artist on No­vember 21, 1955. The first RCA Elvis record they re­leased was a reissue of Sun 223, “I Forgot To Re­member To Forget” / “Mys­tery Train.” It had been among the best-selling country records for sev­eral weeks and RCA was de­ter­mined to take it to the top. [Read more] “the first rca elvis record was “I forgot to remember to forget””

Elvis 47 6357 IForgotToRemember WLP 2b 600

the biggest country & western record news of 1955

ELVIS WAS AL­READY A STAR when RCA Victor ac­quired his con­tract in No­vember 1955. The record com­pany had won a bid­ding war for the right to pur­chase his con­tract from Sun Records. They paid a king’s ransom for that con­tract but be­lieved that Presley would be the biggest country & western record star of 1956! [Read more] “the biggest country & western record news of 1955”

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what was the first elvis record that rca victor released?

THE FIRST ELVIS RECORDS were five sin­gles that Sun Records re­leased be­tween July 1954 and Au­gust 1955. But what was the next Elvis record, the first one that RCA Victor re­leased? For some col­lec­tors, it would be the first record that RCA man­u­fac­tured that fea­tured at least one track by Presley, in­cluding var­ious artist albums. [Read more] “what was the first elvis record that rca victor released?”