Julien’s Auctions, the auction house to the stars, has announced Property From The Life and Career of Elvis Presley as part of their highly anticipated Music Icons Auction event to be held at the Hard Rock Cafe Times Square, New York. The collection represents a vast array of personal and professional items detailing the King’s life and career. Presley, who would have been 80 years old this year, remains the most iconic performer of the century with fans from around the world devoted to his memory and legacy.
Collectors and fans will have the opportunity to own a piece of the music icon’s celebrated life, both personal and professional. Amongst the extraordinary is the Elvis Presley TCB Tour Bus. The 1976 MCI Crusader Bus was originally purchased with funds provided by Elvis Presley for his supporting singers, The TCB Band, which was led by early musical influence and dear friend J.D. Sumner. The bus was custom designed and adorned inside and out with the TCB (“Taking Care of Business”) lightning bolt logo which was Elvis’ personal motto. It has nine sleeping berths, seats twelve and the distinction of being driven by Elvis himself. Accompanying the bus are copies of the original $25,000 check provided by Elvis to cover the down payment on the bus. An additional lot contains the original blue prints for the tour bus.
Other highlights of this outstanding collection include: Elvis’ “Jailhouse Rock” personnel forms, his personal Stutz Blackhawk with the registration in his name and photographs of The King getting into the car, original blueprints of the TCB Tour Bus, Elvis signed Louisiana Hayride Contract, and an Elvis Presley gifted TLC diamond necklace that he gave to his nurse Letetia Henley Kirk.
Join Julien’s for the live auction at The Hard Rock Café in Times Square NYC or participate online at julienslive.com on May 15th & 16th, 2015, and take away your piece of music history!