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  1. The Best-Selling Albums From 1957-2020 Here is a fascinating video depiction of the best-selling albums from 1957 through 2020. Note the start with what became the first RIAA Gold Album ever awarded (for Oklahoma!), the dominance of Elvis through the late 60s, and then the Beatles rise. You'll also note the fairly constant presence in the 70s of classics such as the various Beatles albums (especially Sgt. Pepper), Pink Floyd's Dark Side Of The Moon, various Zeppelin albums, Eagles Greatest Hits, Michael Jackson's Thril...
  2. Concert Tickets and Passes: Small Pieces Of Music History Concert tickets and backstage passes have become excellent collectibles. Most are not overly expensive and they make a great scrap book project or, even better, make for a great art piece when designed into a collage to enjoy on a wall. Like most music collectibles, the artist matters (although also always a matter of personal taste), but older dated shows from an artist's early career or particularly famous shows can be the most highly sought after. Like with most collectibles, condition...
  3. 5 Tips To Spot Fake RIAA Awards One of the tricky parts of collecting RIAA record awards is avoiding the fakes that do occasionally exist in the marketplace. Here are five tips that can help you avoid buying a fake RIAA award: 1. Certification: Does the certification date versus the award type make sense? This can be a very tricky area because a recording is not certified officially by the RIAA until the record label submits the paperwork. In some cases, there can be years-long gaps before Platinum was issued on recordings ...
  4. Rare Doors RIAA Award To Jim Morrison Up For Sale [SOLD] Becoming friends with Jim Morrison in college at UCLA. Seeing his former college-mate rise to worldwide fame as the lead vocalist and poet laureate of The Doors. Spending good, and sometimes tumultuous, times with him in France years later. Photographing what would become some of the last images of him ever seen due to his untimely demise in 1971 at the young age of 27. Those are some of the unique experiences of Alain Ronay. Ronay, who hails from France and today is a naturalized American, ...
  5. Authenticity: 5 MORE Tips For Autograph Buyers So it's been a year here at MusicGoldmine.com since we wrote our first article on this topic and we're sad to see that every day, music memorabilia collectors and fans seeking real autographed items from their favorite artists are still being duped by unscrupulous sellers. (You can see that first article here--Authenticity: 5 Tips For Autograph Buyers). Since sellers -- both on the Internet and in brick and mortar stores -- are still bilking consumers out of literally hundreds of th...
  6. Have We Had Enough Of Silly Love Songs? Love songs help tell a story – our stories. They help us remember that feeling of first love, first heartbreak, last love, and everything in between. Songs build associations between feelings and events. So, it is no wonder that love songs are often found at the top of the charts. So it’s no surprise that the first song to hit the top spot on the Billboard Hot 100 when the chart debuted in 1958 was Ricky Nelson’s “Poor Little Fool”. It was written by Sharon Sheeley, who penned the song in res...
  7. New Collectible Miniatures Now In Stock Since we're all about music and collecting at MusicGoldmine.com, we thought we'd add some great new very affordable collectibles to our product line up. We also know that you might be thinking of gift ideas with the holidays coming up. With all that in mind we've established a new collection of collectible miniatures and gifts to our e-store. Making up a good portion of the line up are some hand selected and very cool musical instrument miniatures. These include mini guitars, mini...