As recently revealed by this Web site, Julien’s Auctions will soon return to the Big Apple for the music memorabilia auction of the year at the Hard Rock Cafe in Times Square. The May 17th event is called Music Icons, Legends and Rebels.
Elton is among those represented. The lots include a photograph of the singer with Debbie Gibson and a Gold record award for Captain Fantastic and the Brown Dirt Cowboy.
There's also a gold lamé suit worn by Elton but originally made by Nudie Cohn for Elvis Presley.
The tags within the suit read "Elvis Presley/ Lot 7492 Size 40."
On June 27, 1976, Elton met Elvis backstage after a show in Landover, Maryland, and it is believed that on this visit - or another backstage visit - the suit was given to the former Reg Dwight.
Elton wore this or a similar suit during a 1984 concert while on his Breaking Hearts tour.
It's been estimated that Cohn created this for Elvis in 1957. The suit has rhinestone details at the coat collar and trim, and the trousers have a rhinestone tuxedo stripe down each pant leg. It is accompanied by a letter of authenticity from the Elvis Presley Museum and a photocopy of a Nudie's measurement form containing Presley's information.