Original recording of ‘That’s All Right’ sells in Dublin for €64,000
n original acetate record of That’s All Right recorded by Elvis Presley which had an estimate of €50,000-€70,000, sold for €64,000 last month.
As the bidding started at €44,000, bidders online and in the room upped the ante. The gavel was struck as the record went for €64,000 to an anonymous online bidder. If ever there was a single record that could lay claim to truly starting the Rock and Roll era, it must be Elvis Presley’s first single ‘That’s all right (Mama)’, recorded in Memphis in July 5, 1954. Producer Sam Phillips of Sun Records gave an acetate of the recording to his friend, the local radio station disc jockey Dewey Phillips (no relation) only two days later. What happened next helped create the Elvis legend.
Such was the interest that Dewey reportedly had to play the song a total of 14 times during the show as the station phone rang off the hook. Elvis was summoned to the studio for a live interview the same night, and 12 days later the single was released, with Blue Moon of Kentucky as the B side.