The last time the documents came up for sale in 2011 they sold for just under ,000.
Earlier this year, Elvis’s first music agency contract sold at auction for ,689.
Not many stars, particularly in the Fifties, were known only by one name. His musical influences were the pop and country music of the time, the gospel music he heard in church and the black R&B he absorbed on historic Beale Street as a Memphis teenager.
But he loved all music, and was a perfectionist who never stopped till the sound was perfect – he did 31 takes of Hound Dog before he was convinced he’d got it right.
He met many police officers on the road when he was touring and he loved adding a new badge to his collection The final years, however, were painful.In the Sixties, Presley could no longer convince as a rebel. From Elvis In Memphis, his best album, was released in June 1969, while his run of hits included If I Can Dream, In The Ghetto and Suspicious Minds, some of his greatest songs.After completing his military service in 1960, his first TV appearance was with Frank Sinatra in a tuxedo, while the conveyor belt of formulaic movies rendered him tame and predictable compared to The Beatles and Bob Dylan. Elvis’s final decade is overshadowed by the weird stuff – being made an honorary narcotics agent by President Richard Nixon being perhaps the oddest escapade – yet it started with promise.The former couple married on May 1, 1967 when Elvis was 32 and Priscilla was 21.They had daughter Lisa Marie less than a year later in February 1, 1968.