RE: VOTW: ELVIS PRESLEY'S MY HAPPINESS = RECORD STORE DAY HAPPINESS!!!
This week's Video of the Week isn't a song written or performed by Jack, but it's one that all Third Man fans should be excited about. A cover story in the current issue of Billboard magazine (on newsstands March 10th or buy it here) has revealed that, in a mystery-charged manner that only he could pull off, Jack won the January 8th auction of Elvis Presley's very first recording, a song called My Happiness, backed with That's When Your Heartache Begins. Think Jack's bid of $300,000 was extravagant? Well, you might, if it hadn't also been revealed that he plans to share this special record with all the rest of us music lovers. On Record Store Day, Third Man will release a limited recreation of the original Elvis single on a 10" 78rpm single. Then, later in the year, they will issue a re-mastered 7" 45rpm single to wide release. Who couldn't be happy about that?