Late music legend Elvis Presley's earliest recordings are going under the hammer on Sunday (28NOV04) at a Los Angeles auction.

The RCA tapes, dating from September 1956 to September 1957, will be on sale at Bonhams auction house and are valued at up to $50,000 (GBP29,000).

They include a take of JAILHOUSE ROCK and banter between Presley, members of his band and engineer THORNE NOGAR.

Nogar's son STEPHEN, 57, says, "We've had them for a lot of years, and I think the people should enjoy them.

"And frankly, we could use the money."

22/11/2004 17:30