The RCA Victrola Portable Elvis Presley Phonographs (1956)
By Ger Rijff
RCA RADIO VICTROLA DIVISION SPOTS
For radio promotion RCA had asked Elvis to record two spoken messages for his fans, telling them how wonderful these new Victrola record players were. Snippets of his hits can be heard in between the talking. This promo was a one sided pressing playing at 33 1/3 speed.
It’s possibly the rarest of all RCA promo releases.
Click the Play-button to hear Elvis advertise the Victrola Phonographs:
Elvis himselvis can be seen on quite a few photographs listening to the 4-Speed
Victrola model. He even took one with him to Germany, in ’58.
Had he wanted to, he could have even made use of the 1956 Elvis Presley Record Case to store his favourite 45′s as well.
Elvis Portable Victrola From BRITAIN!
We’d never heard of its existence before, let alone seen one! But the photo proves there was an Elvis Presley RCA Victor ‘Victrola’ portable record player, with his name engraved on the lid made for the teenager-market in Great Britain, back in the 1950s! Just how rare is that?!
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