Vinyl's leading crusader had 2014's best-selling LP and just dropped $300,000 on Elvis Presley's first-ever recording. But the arena-packing guitar god is no mere retro fetishist. "When you respect music, it doesn't matter how you're getting it."

An 18-year-old Elvis Presley walked through the doors of the Memphis Recording Service at 708 Union Ave. in the summer of 1953. He carried a beat-up guitar that he'd had since the age of 11 and enough money to make a $3.98 record of his own voice.

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