Elvis Presley and James Burton Signed Contract (Sahara-Tahoe Hotel, 1973). Any serious discussion about the most influential Rock and Roll guitarist of all time includes James Burton, who burst onto the national scene in 1957 as lead guitarist for Ricky Nelson. He was just 18 at the time, but had already been playing professionally for five years. Burton stayed with Nelson through his glory years, until 1967. Elvis tried to hire him for the '68 Comeback Special, and eventually did hire him a year later. Burton would stay with Elvis until the King's death in 1977. When Elvis wasn't performing, Burton was in much demand for session work, and over the years performed with such stars as Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, Roy Orbison, and many others. Our offering is a contract for Burton's services for an 18-day stint with Elvis at the Sahara-Tahoe Hotel in Stateline, Nevada in 1973, and has been signed by Elvis as well as Burton. COA from Rich Consola.

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    August, 2012
    14th Tuesday
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