A diamond and golden pendant to given to Sammy Davis Jr. and a sewing kit are also among 160 items sold off
A personalised handgun once owned by Elvis Presley has been auctioned off for $96,000 (£60,000).
It was among a haul of 160 items sold at the late singer’s Graceland home in Memphis. The sale was held during Elvis week which commemorates his death on August 16, 1977.
Along with the singer’s Walther PPK handgun engraved with the star’s name and TCB in memory of his band, were a diamond and gold pendant given to Sammy Davis, Jr. which brought in $40,000 (£25,000), reports The Guardian.
Other items included a racquetball shirt worn by Presley, which went for $32,500 (£20,313), a suit he wore in the movie It Happened At The World’s Fair, which made $25,000 (£15,625), and Presley’s U.S. Army sewing kit, which garnered a winning bid of $2,750 (£1,719).
Earlier this month, the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra announced that they have adapted Elvis Presley’s biggest hits in Abbey Road studios for new album ‘If I Can Dream: Elvis Presley With The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra’.
‘If I Can Dream…’ is a collection of Elvis classics with added orchestral backing. The tracks also feature guitarist Duane Eddy, Italian operatic vocal trio Il Volo and singer Michael Bublé on ‘Fever’.
The record includes top hits ‘Love Me Tender’, ‘In The Ghetto’ and ‘Can’t Help Falling In Love’, as well as lesser known numbers and including a cover of Simon & Garfunkel’s ‘Bridge Over Troubled Water’.
Elvis’ ex-wife Priscilla Presley gave ‘If I Can Dream…’ the go-ahead last year after both producer Don Reedman and Elvis’ former Las Vegas conductor approached her with the idea.
‘If I Can Dream…’, which is due for release on October 30, will be record number 72 for the late singer, who died this month 38 years ago.
‘If I Can Dream: Elvis Presley With The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra’ tracklist:
‘It’s Now Or Never’
‘Love Me Tender’
‘Fever’ (feat. Michael Bublé)
‘Bridge Over Troubled Water’
‘And The Grass Won’t Pay No Mind’
‘You’ve Lost That Loving Feeling’
‘There’s Always Me’
‘Can’t Help Falling In Love’
‘In the Ghetto’
‘How Great Thou Art’
‘An American Trilogy’
‘If I Can Dream’