Five famous record collections and a look at their doomed (and almost doomed) fate
via the Fame Bureau website A clip from the Daily Mirror
In 1968, Elvis asked his first guitarist and manager, Scotty Moore, for some help transferring a stack of old 78s onto tape. The 26 records included Carl Perkins, Fats Domino and a handful of other early influences on Presley's taste for rock and roll. He was supposed to give them back to Elvis when they met up for a tour, but the tour never happened, and the records sat forgotten in a suitcase for a number of years. In May 2010, Moore decided to auction off the collection at the Fame Bureau in London, so that they might find a good home. The 26 records fetched a sum of 75,000 pounds at auction.