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The King’s guitar toilet seat is up for sale

In Crazy YarpNews on March 4, 2011 at 12:27 pm
 

One of Elvis's prized possessions

The ‘auction world’ is set to be ‘All Shook Up’ by the legendary King of Rock ‘n Roll next month, as a very rare and unique item that was once owned by Elvis Presley is going up for sale.

Handcrafted in maple by Les Gibson, Elvis’s guitar toilet seat has never been available on the open market before.

Presley bought the original guitar from the Ellis Auditorium in Memphis in 1957 where it had once been played by visiting gospel performers. He then personally asked a local handy man to turn it into a toilet seat. The story goes that for a joke the handy man made the toilet seat play a selection of Elvis’s hits. Unfortunately no one thought to warn the King before he actually went to use the seat. Legend has it, the shock of hearing Blowin’ In The Wind coming from his backside was too much for Elvis to take and it unfortunately killed him.

“It is an extremely rare lot,” said Auctioneer Ivor Higherbid. “It is an emotionally-charged prized possession of the King himself.

“As far as we are aware there are no other Elvis toilet seats available on the market at the moment, let alone ones that play such a fantastic medley of tunes.”

The seats medley includes the following songs:

Blowin’ In The wind

Brown-eyed Handsome Man

Burning Love

A Big Hunk O’ Love

Flaming Star

I’m Gonna Sit Right Down and Cry (Over You)

Love Me Tender

Softly, As I Leave You

There Goes My Everything

Gentle on My Behind

The guitar toilet seat, which Elvis kept at his Graceland home, is expected to fetch more than $1m (£645,000).

Elvis has now left the building.

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