Revolvers of “The King” Elvis Presley
One of the people in American history least likely in need of an introduction is Elvis Aaron Presley. His life is one of constant dichotomy: down-home country boy and provocative rock-n-roll superstar. The dusty roads of Tupelo, Mississippi, contrasted with the neon and rhinestones of Las Vegas. Military fatigues to pink Cadillacs. He also blurred lines with his style combining country, blues, gospel, and R&B into a rock and roll style that made him The King.
It resulted in an unmatchable career. 150 albums that reached gold, platinum, or multiplatinum status, 114 Top 40 hits, 31 feature films, 14 Grammy nominations, three TV specials, and numerous performances in Las Vegas. But even numbers as lofty as these fail to capture the man's musical influence, charisma, charitable nature, sensuality, good looks, or kindness. Nor do they come anywhere close to indicating his social significance in the realms of modesty, race, and sheer pop stardom. It is perhaps ironic then, that a man so difficult to categorize is readily identified by first name alone.
It is with this immense significance that Rock Island Auction Company is proud to present items of Elvis Presley in their May 2017 Premiere Firearms Auction.