Just another reminder about the event in NYC for which I now have limited space. Wanted to let you know that phone interviews are available in advance. Please call me at the number below to arrange.  For non-media, thought you'd be interested in knowing about this new collectible. Thanks, Gail


Media Advisory for Tuesday, January 27th


Witness the Official First Cut of the Original Sun Sessions Master Recording Tape of Elvis Presley


Two-Inch Segments from the Original 1954-1955 Studio Recording tape, beginning with “That’s All Right,” the Song that Propelled Elvis’s Career, to be Cut, Certified, Numbered and Mounted on Commemorative Plaques and Sold to the Public


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Music Industry Artists and Veterans will witness this First Ever Cut of a Certified Elvis Presley Original Master Source Tape Recording

Graceland’s Elvis Presley Enterprises to Receive Plaque Number (1)


WHAT:   The official first cut of the original 1954-55 Sun Sessions master recording tape made by Elvis Presley and his band.  Master Tape Collection, which unearthed and preserved this initial original source recording of Elvis and his band, will officially cut, certify, number and mount each 2” segment of this Sun Sessions Master Tape.  Each segment will comprise an authenticated collectible limited edition plaque licensed by Elvis Presley Enterprises.

                            The master tape has been authenticated by recording industry experts, and historians Tony Bongiovi and Jim Czak, and is licensed by Graceland’s Elvis Presley Enterprises. Those attending the invitation-only news conference in New York will bear witness to the very first cut of this master tape and will hear, first-hand, the off-the-record conversations between Elvis, his band members and engineers from this historic recording.*


WHEN:    Tuesday, January 27, 2004  -  11:00 a.m.



                     111 West 57th Street - 17th Floor Penthouse   (bet. 6th & 7th Aves)


WHO:   Mike Esposito, President, and Master Tape Collection

Tony Bongiovi, Record Producer, Authenticator

Jim Czak, Owner and engineer, Nola Recording Studios

Joe Franklin, radio personality

Cousin Brucie, CBS FM radio personality

Joey Reynolds, radio personality

Pete Davidson and Todd Morgan, Graceland’s Elvis Presley Enterprises

Representatives from the Smithsonian in Washington, D.C. and Christie’s

Rock musicians and personalities to be named later


MEDIA RSVPs to: Gail Parenteau, Parenteau Guidance (212) 532-3934 Gparenteau@aol.com


*Segments from a copy of the master tape will be played during the news conference.  While its contents may be noted and reported, they may not be broadcast or duplicated.