Add a rare piece of music memorabilia to your collection. Rocker Tee shirts offers you the chance to own a very rare autographed copy of Elvis Presley's 1953 high school yearbook, The Herald, once the personal property of his friend Dwight Malone. Inscribed to Dwight by Elvis with a bold, striking signature in blue ink, and a very safe investment that will only grow in value over time.
A note written in Dwight Malone's own hand appears in the yearbook. It reads, “Elvis signed my annual during the last days of May 1953 which was a few days prior to our high school graduation. Signed Dwight Malone”.
The book also mentions what may have been one of Elvis's first known public performances: On page 33, the yearbook states: “We are reminded at this time to not forget to invite you all out to the Silver Horse on Onion Avenue to hear the singing Hillbillies of the road. Elvis Presley, Albert Teague, Doris Wilburn, and Mary Ann Propst are doing a bit of picking and singing…"
Elvis signed Malone's copy of the book in the same year that he was offered a recording contract by Sam Phillips, the legendary producer and founder of Sun Records in Memphis, Tennessee. Presley recorded at least 24 songs with Phillips at Sun Studio between 1953 and 1955. These historic records became the foundation of a career that would make him the first rock and roller to attain an international following.
The future King of Rock and Roll's yearbook picture shows Elvis with short hair and wearing a dark suit, white shirt and formal tie. His more rebellious look was just months away.
The book is in very good to excellent condition and has no major signs of damage or excessive wear.
This rare item of Elvis Presley music memorabilia comes with full-length letter/Certificate of Authenticity from James Spence, JSA.
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