Elvis Still King After 30 Years

Singer tops the eBay memorabilia charts

As the 30th anniversary of the King’s passing approaches (16th August), research by has revealed Elvis reigns supreme among the pantheon of deceased rock legends, with

Music memorabilia items sold on the site over the last three months related to Elvis have received the highest selling prices – on average £22.62 per item.

On average 250 items of Elvis music memorabilia sell every week, compared to John Lennon’s 55 items per week. Bottom of the charts is the Lizard King Jim Morrison, with just under 20 items a week traded.

Rock Legends Trading Chart: May-July 2007:

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Highest price paid for an item
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John Lennon

Sid Vicious

Bob Marley

Kurt Cobain

Jim Morrison

“Among the 15 million members of the eBay community in the UK, Elvis still inspires the greatest loyalty, affection and interest, with memorabilia related to him commanding the greatest prices” said eBay spokesman Richard Kanareck.