NASHVILLE, Tenn. — After anonymously buying Elvis' first-ever recording at a January auction, Jack White is offering a limited-run vinyl re-release of "My Happiness" and "That's When Your Heartaches Begin."
An 18-year-old Presley paid $4 in 1953 to record the songs at the studio housing Memphis' Sun Records. Six decades later, the former White Stripes frontman paid $300,000 for the disc.
A 10-inch, 78-rpm facsimile of the recording with all the pops and crackles of the original acetate was available Saturday only. It's part of a Record Store Day celebration at White's Third Man Records in Nashville.
Third Man will offer a cleaned-up, nonexclusive version of the recording later in the year.
Super-fans camped out at Third Man, hoping to get their hands on the facsimile. The original was on display as well.