ELVIS PRESLEY: AN EXCEPTIONAL PIECE OF SHOWBUSINESS HISTORY. THE FIRST
MUSIC AGENCY CONTRACT THAT ELVIS SIGNED WITH THE WILLIAM MORRIS
AGENCY AS A MUSICIAN, HAND SIGNED BY ELVIS FOUR TIMES. JANUARY 31st 1956 TOGETHER WITH ELVIS'S AUTHORISATION RIDER ALLOWING CERTAIN PEOPLE TO ACT ON HIS BEHALF WHICH IS INITIALLED.
Elvis Presley's first contract which he signed in New York with William Morris Agency to
represent Elvis as his sole and exclusive manager and representative, for his orchestra
throughout the world; services, appearances and endeavours in all matters and things in any
and every capacity as a musician. This contract is dated 31st January 1956 and is hand
signed by Elvis in four places. Two signatures in the name as Elvis Presley, one initialled EP
on the contract and one initialled EP on the rider. This contract is also signed and initialled
by a William Morris Agency representative on the contract and initialled once on the rider.
The day prior to the signing in New York, 30th January Elvis recorded 'Blue Suede Shoes' at RCA Studio 1.
Sold with copies of two photographs at the historical signing, Elvis is shown alongside Nat Lefkowitz, Colonel Parker and Harry Kalcheim at the William Morris Agency, 1740 Broadway, New York, NY - Tuesday, January 31, 1956. The contract is presented in a purpose designed frame with UV glass to protect the contract.
This was the start the beginning of an incredible relationship between Elvis and the William Morris Agency, that would continue throughout Elvis's career.
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