News-Antique.com - Jan 01,2010 - Santa Fe, Jan. 1, 2010 -- For the final night of Elvis Presley's engagement at the International Hotel in Las Vegas on Sept..7, 1970, the hotel presented Elvis with a gold boxing belt for "World's Championship Attendance Record."
For the rest of his life Elvis wore the belt on-and-off during performances.
The music legend sang his first concert at The International in 1969 to a sold out crowd. During regular performances at the hotel over the next seven years Elvis sang 837 consecutive sold-out concerts to 2.5 million people.
“There are several unbelievable things about Elvis, but the most incredible is his staying power in a world where meteoric careers fade like shooting stars,” Newsweek Magazine said about his Vegas concerts.
Rock n’ roll. Gospels. Hymns. Ballads. Blues. Elvis could seemingly do it all.
Some say his death resurrected his career. People were reminded that Elvis was a musical pioneer. He inspired not only fans but also musicians like Bob Dylan, the Beatles, Janis Joplin and Elton John.
On Sept. 17, Fraser’s Auctions in London, England, closed its mail auction of autographs and memorabilia. Offered in the sale was a signed, autograph photo of Elvis sporting his "World's Championship Attendance Record." belt. The photo sold for $2,866.
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