Frankie and Johnny / Please Don't Stop Loving Me 

Modified: September 21, 2020

         Release: RCA Victor 447-0656 Frankie and Johnny / Please Don't Stop Loving Me (45)
              Artist: Elvis Presley
Release Date: 1/23/1968

Gold Standard Series

447-0656-1965-side1447-0656-1965-side2

Disc: Black label, dog on side.
Matrix numbers: SPKM-7378--5S A2 / SPKM-7374--5S A2 (machine stamped) (Indianapolis pressing)

This record is insanely rare. I have only seen three12 copies since 2009 and two of those sold in 2014! This is likely the most difficult of the dog on side Gold Standard Series issues. I would conservatively consider the value at $500-$750.

447-0656-side1-i447-0656-side2-i

Disc: Black label, dog on side. Missing print on the Frankie and Johnny side. Error.
Matrix numbers: SPKM-7378--5S A2 / SPKM-7374--5S A2 (machine stamped) (Indianapolis pressing)

447-0656-1968-side2447-0656-1968-side1

Disc: Orange label.3

447-0656-1971-side2447-0656-1971-side1

Disc: Red label.
Matrix numbers: SPKM-7378--8S A1 / SPKM-7374--9S A1 (machine stamped) (Indianapolis pressing)

447-0656-1977-side1-gstop447-0656-1977-side2-gstop

Disc: Black label, dog near top. Gold Standard on top in white.
Matrix numbers: SPKM-7378--8S A1 / SPKM-7374--9S A1 (machine stamped) (Indianapolis pressing)

447-0656-1977-side2447-0656-1977-side1

Disc: Black label, dog near top.
Matrix numbers: SPKM-7378--9S A 13 / SPKM-7374--9S A1 (machine stamped) (unknown pressing)

Originally released by RCA Records on as Frankie and Johnny / Please Don't Stop Loving Me.

  1. ebay reference 161462595182 (November 11, 2014)
  2. eBay reference 271555917824 (July 25, 2014)
  3. Mockups of existing images.