Elvis Presley Record Collection Up for Auction

May 27, 2010  |  4:00pm

Joining the always-growing list of things famous people owned getting auctioned is a 26-record collection that used to be owned by the King himself. The collection includes tracks from Ray Charles, Fats Domino and Sammy Davis, Jr.

Presley lent the albums to friend and former guitarist Scotty Moore in 1968 so that they could be transferred to reel-to-reel tape. Moore decided to sell the record collection because Presley never asked for it back. “Elvis left me the briefcase with the records and asked me to mail the tape back to his house in Memphis. I made a safety copy for myself and kept the records and tape in my studio in Nashville. Elvis never asked for the records to be returned,” Moore told the World Entertainment News Network.

The collection could earn as much as $187,500 when it goes under the hammer at the Fame Bureau auction house today.

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