Memphis Recording Service

1954 Memphis Recording Service Acetate Receipt

The item from my Collecting Elvis Presley Memorabilia book that I wrote 12 years ago that I am most often asked about is the June 1954 Memphis Recording Service receipt made out to Elvis. Unfortunately, the short answer is that I know almost nothing about it. As was credited in the book, the receipt did not belong to me. I have never seen it in person. It was submitted for inclusion in the book. I have been accused of knowing what acetate the receipt was for and for some reason wanting to keep it to myself. (Not true) I have also been accused of creating the receipt myself. (Also not true)   It has been called a fake. (I have no idea whether it is real or not. At the time that I included it in the book I had no reason to believe that it was not.) The only thing that I can say for sure is that the caption describing the receipt in the book was placed their in error. It definitely is not a receipt for a That’s Alright Mama acetate.