Elivis spent $3.98 on his 1st recording

July 18, 2017

Today in 1953

18 year-old Elvis Presley

visited the Memphis Recording Service


Elvis recorded "My Happiness"

as a gift for his mother Gladys


The so-called vanity disc

which cost Presley $3.98

was his first recording


It would surface 37 years later

as part of an RCA compilation

called "Elvis - the Great Performances"

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