April 30, 2022 Rock & Roll, Entertainment, Sports and Americana
This lot is closed for bidding. Bidding ended on 4/30/2022

Offered is a demo recording of a song called "The Bells of Home" written by Elvis Presley's west coast Hollywood secretary, Trude Forsher. Songwriting was a passion of Trude's, and she worked with Ben Weisman on this song that was pitched to Elvis' management team in 1959. The recording is on a "Gold Star" 45 RPM acetate, and is accompanied by a copy of the original sheet music. Also included here is an October 20, 1959, letter from Tom Diskin which may be related to the song. Signed by Colonel Parker's right hand man Tom Diskin, the letter reads: "Dear Trude: Have been away from the office for a few days but did get to listen to your record. Though it very good and hope that it will be a big success for I know how excited you must be about it. We've been very busy but everything running very smoothly. Hope you and the family are all fine. Best of everything on the record and on your other shows." The song never was recorded by Elvis, and Diskin may have been politely side-stepping the rejection in his letter. The 7" record presents in well-preserved Near Mint condition.

1959 Demo Recording Submitted to Elvis Presley from Trudy Forsher Plus Tom Diskin Signed Letter Referring to Song
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Minimum Bid: $200
Final prices include buyers premium: $259
Estimate: $400 - $600
Number Bids: 3
Auction closed on Saturday, April 30, 2022.
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