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Letter Revealing Struggle to Get Elvis' Music Released On Sale for $50K

A letter revealing how a music producer struggled to get music from a young Elvis released is now on sale for $50,000.

The letter is dated from July 1954 when Elvls released his first single, but it wasn’t an easy rode. 

The record producer who wrote the letter says that he called numerous record executives and DJ’s but everyone rejected the song, some even saying “Elvis Presley records would not sell in Los Angeles. I know for a fact that Western and Hillbilly out here 'stinks' as far as sales.”

Despite the 47 letters in the archive, Presley was eventually signed by Sun Records and the rest is history. 

The letters go on sale at Henry Aldridge & Son Auctioneers this weekend. 

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