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ARKANSAS MAN SELLS ELVIS JACKET FOR ALMOST 60K
November 16, 2015  -  Chron /  Elvis Express Radio
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An Arkansas man has sold a piece of rock and roll history.

Dr. Bill Chandler, of North Little Rock, got nearly $60,000 in an online auction for a jacket worn by the King himself, Elvis Presley.

Chandler got Presley's jacket with gold lame accented pockets, wide lapels and standing collar when the iconic singer tossed it into the audience at a show at the Las Vegas Hilton
in 1972.

The Julien's Live auction website says Chandler was in the audience with his wife when Presley threw the jacket into the crowd toward the end of his performance. The lucky catch
followed Presley's toss of a white cape into the audience that ended up in a tug of war between two men. Presley then threw off his jacket, which hit Chandler in the face. Two
women sitting behind him tried to wrestle the jacket from his hands but Chandler held tight, losing only three buttons from the jacket’s left sleeve.

The jacket had stayed in the Chandler family as a treasured heirloom until he decided to sell it.