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Who Was Awarded The First Gold Record?

Posted by James Duncan on

Who captured the first music industry gold record? Well, it depends on which type of gold record you're talking about. The earliest gold records were given out by recording companies who wanted to recognize and celebrate the achievements of artists whose music they had released. It's commonly thought that the first of these was awarded by RCA Victor's imprint Bluebird Records to Glenn Miller and His Orchestra in February 1942 to celebrate the sale of over 1 million copies of their single "Chattanooga Choo Choo":  That said, there were probably many other such awards created around this period and certainly many more when Elvis...

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