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Elvis Presley's 1st recorded song, 'My Happiness,' auctions for $300,000

Jan 09, 2015    

Memphis, Tennessee: An acetate recording of the ballad My Happiness, the first song Elvis Presley ever recorded, sold at auction Thursday night for $300,000.An undisclosed Internet buyer placed the winning bid at Graceland, the museum and tourist attraction that was Presley's former home. The auction was held on what would have been the late singer's 80th birthday.The 78 rpm record, with its tattered yellow label, sold for $240,000. But the total buyer's price includes a premium of 25 percent, or $60,000, that goes to the auction house, Graceland Auctions. Bidding for the record started at $50...

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