Elvis Presley sale has music world all shook up
By Richard Smith
The biggest collection of Elvis records is expected to fetch a King-sized £250,000 close to $400,000 went it goes under the hammer this week.
Steve Lacey, 45, is selling 12,000 mint condition vinyl discs amassed from all around the world.
The pub landlord, from Chepstow, Monmouthshire, said: "It began when I was 11 and I heard he had died. I got a paper round and spent everything on the collection. I worked five nights a week in a chippie to buy more.
"Then I had to decide whether I wanted a mortgage or more Elvis records. I kept buying records."
He added: "I recently split up from my wife and I've also been in hospital lately. I'm selling them for my three children."
Alan Budd from auction house Bamfords in Derby said: "It's probably the best collection in the world because Steve has records from so many countries."