Photos of rare Elvis 78s from 2010

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Photos of rare Elvis 78s from 2010

Postby verbal gymnastics » Thu Oct 07, 2010 12:55 pm

Well I haven't heard anything yet!

Anyone been lucky?
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Re: So who's won a pair of 78s?

Postby sulky lad » Thu Oct 07, 2010 1:28 pm

If I'd won, I wouldn't be letting you know !! :lol:
Seriously, I entered using my address as an "olde worlde" device and pretended my letter was from the early part of the 20th Century so I'm hoping it might have been a bit out of the ordinary to intrigue the lupotone folks

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Re: So who's won a pair of 78s?

Postby verbal gymnastics » Thu Oct 07, 2010 1:38 pm

Funnily enough sulky, I'd be letting EVERYONE know. Particularly you. :lol:

I wonder how they will randomly choose. All I did was enter the details as asked for in a bog standard way. I presumed they'd just pick them out randomly rather than actually reading the emails.

It'd be interesting to know how many people entered. I can't believe anyone will actually try to play the 78s. It's also been reported that the 78s only contain excerpts. I bet they're completely different versions of the songs but nobody will know because nobody can play them!
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Re: So who's won a pair of 78s?

Postby bronxapostle » Thu Oct 07, 2010 2:48 pm

i'm sure nearly every one of us dorks here did enter! we are VERY accustomed to kissing $50 and $100 bills goodbye towards E's way for decades and decades. and i am almost 100% certain that when one of us wins, we will see a brand new thread entitled something spectacular like "I WON THE SEVEN EIGHTS"! excerpts only would be kind of nasty. but, maybe the songs lengths approach the limit for 78 revs per min! anybody know the max a 78 can hold? anyone know if these are 7, 10 or 12 inchers??? if i read it, i missed it. luck to all...b

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Re: So who's won a pair of 78s?

Postby cwr » Thu Oct 07, 2010 6:04 pm

If I win the 78s, I will play them, absolutely! My record player has a 78rpm setting.

(And I think when EC said "excerpts", he merely meant that it will be 4 songs from the album, not that the 78s would contain excerpts of songs...)

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Re: So who's won a pair of 78s?

Postby verbal gymnastics » Thu Oct 07, 2010 6:16 pm

I hope you get the chance to let us know!
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Re: So who's won a pair of 78s?

Postby sulky lad » Thu Oct 07, 2010 6:25 pm

VG's whole house is revolving at 78 rpm at present, he won't need a turntable !
I can't imagine there would be any point in releasing the tracks as snippets of songs rather than excerpts from the album and the individual songs complete in their own right. However, I still can't work out a way to play the damned things should I be so lucky ! :roll:

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Re: So who's won a pair of 78s?

Postby Ypsilanti » Thu Oct 07, 2010 7:43 pm

And did everyone except me send in thousands of entries? Because that didn't appear to be against the rules (although they mentioned only 1 set may be purchased per customer). I only entered once, because it seemed more sporting, but I probably screwed myself.
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Re: So who's won a pair of 78s?

Postby verbal gymnastics » Sun Oct 10, 2010 4:36 pm

I just sent in one entry.

I hope they weed out multiple applications.

In fact I don't care how they do it as long as I win.
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Re: So who's won a pair of 78s?

Postby bobfrombob » Tue Oct 12, 2010 12:10 pm

I just entered once. But I got a bunch of people here at work to enter as well - all I had to do was explain to them what I would do with a couple of 78s. Fingers crossed now.

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Re: So who's won a pair of 78s?

Postby bil1cat » Tue Oct 12, 2010 10:46 pm

I'm hoping that they actually are printing up lots more and that everyone who wanted one can get one. And I thought you would get them before the cd came out. Not much time left.

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Re: So who's won a pair of 78s?

Postby Ypsilanti » Wed Oct 13, 2010 4:22 am

Sadly, I'll bet it's already too late. If it was really only 25 sets for the entire universe, they might have all been won, paid for & shipped by now without any of us even knowing about it. :(
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Re: So who's won a pair of 78s?

Postby bambooneedle » Wed Oct 13, 2010 11:58 am

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Re: So who's won a pair of 78s?

Postby verbal gymnastics » Wed Oct 13, 2010 2:03 pm

Ypsilanti wrote:Sadly, I'll bet it's already too late. If it was really only 25 sets for the entire universe, they might have all been won, paid for & shipped by now without any of us even knowing about it. :(


The fat lady hasn't started singing yet. I reckon there would have been an announcement by now.
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Re: So who's won a pair of 78s?

Postby migdd » Wed Oct 13, 2010 6:14 pm

I won!!!!!!

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Re: So who's won a pair of 78s?

Postby krm » Thu Oct 14, 2010 12:39 am

migdd wrote:I won!!!!!!


Congrats!!!! Can we expect a few photos? soon?

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Re: So who's won a pair of 78s?

Postby Ypsilanti » Thu Oct 14, 2010 5:09 am

Congratulations, Migdd! That is super-fantastic! :D :!:
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Re: So who's won a pair of 78s?

Postby thepopeofpop » Thu Oct 14, 2010 6:17 am

Incidentally, the maximum playing time of a 12" 78 is about 4 and a half minutes per side (although most were well under 4 minutes).

78s were the way pop music was sold prior to the introduction of LPs and 7" singles, so they had to be able to hold an entire pop song.
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Re: So who's won a pair of 78s?

Postby migdd » Thu Oct 14, 2010 10:30 am

Sorry guys. . . I was just pulling everyone's leg! :lol: :twisted: :twisted:

I didn't even enter to win. I would be curious to see if anybody on this board or on the listserv actually wins on of these little treasures.

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Re: So who's won a pair of 78s?

Postby sulky lad » Thu Oct 14, 2010 12:50 pm

dear migdd - how I laughed when I read "the truth" - now of course no one will believe me when I say i really have won the 78s apparently !

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Re: So who's won a pair of 78s?

Postby verbal gymnastics » Thu Oct 14, 2010 1:27 pm

Migdd - if you were on my Christmas card list I'd cross you off it :lol:
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Re: So who's won a pair of 78s?

Postby the_platypus » Thu Oct 14, 2010 2:42 pm

Holy shit! I just got the e-mail! I won!

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Re: So who's won a pair of 78s?

Postby EarlManchester » Thu Oct 14, 2010 2:46 pm

I'm Spartacus!

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Re: So who's won a pair of 78s?

Postby the_platypus » Thu Oct 14, 2010 3:36 pm

Dear Selected Individual,


Lupe-O-Tone are very pleased to inform you that your name was chosen by
our special "Select-O-Matic" process from requests to purchase which were
dispatched by customers from Argentina to Tasmania.

If you follow the simple payment and shipping instructions below and this
unique, signed and numbered edition will soon be with you.


Please select the link below to start the ordering process!

http://lupe-o-tone.com/order78s/index.php

- Once at this site you will be asked to log in

ID: -----
Password: ----

- Select your location, and follow the online instructions

Thank you once again for your interest and please look out for other
Lupe-O-Tone editions

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Re: So who's won a pair of 78s?

Postby johnfoyle » Thu Oct 14, 2010 4:20 pm

Lang posts to listserv-

Simple link to a paypal payment to somebody named Beaumont Classic Records, which a little searching reveals to be in Vancouver, BC: http://www.beaumontclassicrecords.com/



Beaumont Classic Records is owned/run by Colin Nairne , Elvis' main man at Macklam Feldman Management. The same label released a album by Colin's partner Wendy Bird which featured Elvis playing guitar on one track. All very in-house - and why not?

More here -

http://www.nsnews.com/entertainment/Hat ... story.html


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