Skip to main content
Go to accessibility notice

    Description

    Elvis Presley And Other Stars Used KWKH Shure Microphone (1955-1975). The sights and sounds this one microphone has experienced are unique. If we could only hit 'playback'! It's a Shure Brothers Model 55s from Shreveport, LA radio station KWKH and was used in the station's studios and, more significantly, for the station's famous broadcasts of The Louisiana Hayride. Think of the stars that performed with it! Johnny Cash, George Jones, Marty Robbins, Ray Price, Roy Acuff, Charley Pride, Roger Miller - and many more, including one Elvis Aron Presley. On one historic occasion, December 15, 1956, the microphone was there to project the words of Hayride announcer Horace Logan, when he first coined the phrase, "Elvis has left the building". It was Elvis' final appearance on the Hayride, and Logan was merely attempting to get the teenage fans to take their seats, so the remainder of the show could go on!
    The microphone was owned by KWKH until 1975, when it was sold along with the name and assets of the Louisiana Hayride radio program to David Kent. When David Kent died in January, 1992, it was passed down to his son, Joey Kent. COAs from Frank Page (KWKH, 1947-present) and Joey Kent.


    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    December, 2012
    14th Friday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 1
    Lot Tracking Activity: N/A
    Page Views: 3,042

    Buyer's Premium per Lot:
    25% on the first $50,000 (minimum $14), plus 20% of any amount between $50,000 and $1,000,000, plus 12% of any amount over $1,000,000 per lot.

    Sold for: Sign-in or Join (free & quick)

    Heritage membership

    Join Now - It's Free

    VIEW BENEFITS
    1. Past Auction Values (prices, photos, full descriptions, etc.)
    2. Bid online
    3. Free Collector newsletter
    4. Want List with instant e-mail notifications
    5. Reduced auction commissions when you resell your
      winnings 
    Consign now
    • Cash Advances
    • More Bidders
    • Trusted Experts
    • Over 200,000 Satisfied Consignors Since 1976
    Consign to the 2019 December 8 Winter Luxury Accessories Signature Auction - New York Luxury Accessories - New York.

    Learn about consigning with us

    It was a great day! Thank you for the great work! I appreciate your help and attention on the sale.
    Richard L.,
    Island Park, NY
    View More Testimonials

    HA.com receives more traffic than any other auction house website. (Source: Similarweb.com)

    Video tutorial

    Getting the most out of search

    Recent auctions

    2019 July 19 Vintage Guitars & Musical Instruments Signature Auction - Dallas
    2019 July 19 Vintage Guitars & Musical Instruments Signature Auction - Dallas
    REALIZED SO FAR $451,781