Elvis Presley spent $4 to record a single 10″ acetate disc on July 18 1953. It had two songs on it: “My Happiness” and ” That’s when your heartaches begin“.
The story has it that the Presley family didn’t have a record player so Elvis took it to a friend’s house to listen to it. His friend Ed Leek looked after it for 60 years before giving it to his niece who put it up for auction.
Jack White is a champion of vinyl and also wants to safeguard the world’s independent music stores. These are causes worth championing as my colleague Kindadukish reminisced about recently.