Sips of water taken from a cup Elvis Presley drank from during a 1977 show has sold at an online auction for $455 (GBP239.50).

Elvis fan WADE JONES was just 13 when he watched Presley perform in February 1977 at the Charlotte Coliseum, and he says he watched Elvis drink from the cup while he introduced the band.

Jones grabbed the half-full cup as a souvenir after the show, took it home and stored the cup in his family's freezer for eight years.

He later melted the ice and transferred the water to a jar.

29/12/2004 01:16