Elvis Memorabilia Auction Kicks Off in SoHo

This morning, I was invited to the media reception of the Elvis memorabilia auction at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Annex in SoHo.

An intimate gathering of media were there, with notable guests including celeb gossip columnist extraordinaire, Michael Musto, Blondie keyboardist Jimmy Destri, and Idol cast-off turned  Broadway superstar Constantine Maroulis (yes ladies, his eyes are as piercing and dreamy in person) who reveals that his  favorite Elvis track is “Jailhouse Rock”.

Me and Jimmy Destri

Me and Jimmy Destri

The highlight of the memorabilia being auctioned off online is the King’s one of a kind baby blue jumpsuit that he wore at a performance on Madison Square Garden on June 10th, 1972. The extravagant, rhinestone-ridden jumpsuit is expected to fetch between $150,000 and $200,000.

Elvis Presley's blue jumpsuit

Elvis Presley's blue jumpsuit

The excitement of being millimeters away from these little tokens of Elvis’s life was quickly overshadowed by a sense of sadness at the loss of such an entertainment giant whose hip-swaying, lip curling sex appeal we’ll never see the likes of again.

Jimmy Destri and Constantine Maroulis pose for pics

Jimmy Destri and Constantine Maroulis pose for pics

But then I met Tony Yoken (aka DJ TY of Sirius Elvis channel) who made it to the auction all the way from Graceland, where the Elvis channel studios are located. DJ TY reassured me that the spirit of the King is alive and well, and that his fans still make the pilgrimage to Graceland where the Sirius Elvis Channel studios welcome them in and offer them the opportunity to be a “guest DJ.”

Want to own a piece of Elvis? Then head online at GottaHaveRockandRoll.com now and let the bidding war begin! (auction ends March 25, 2009).

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One Response to “Elvis Memorabilia Auction Kicks Off in SoHo”

Elvis Auctions April 16th, 2010 at 11:44 pm

Check out http://www.elvisauctions.com/ for more Elvis Auctions. Right now there’s everything from a homemade Quilt, to an autographed picture of Elvis and Mohammad Ali. Tons of truly rare and expensive items are posted everyday.


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