RIAA Gold Award for Bette Midler's Bette Sings The Rosemary Clooney Songbook. The album was released in Sept. 30, 2003. The album was certified Gold by the RIAA on Nov. 12, 2003 for 500,000 copies sold.
As the name implies, it features Midler covering material made famous by Rosemary Clooney. Clooney's death in 2002 inspired the creation of the album, the idea for which came from Barry Manilow, who both produced and played piano on the project. It rose as high as #14 on the Billboard Top 200 Albums chart.
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- RIAA Gold award with album artwork components
- In Excellent condition with a very minor mar or two on the frame
- First presentation award from the 2004 time frame
- Unopened back with manufacturer's sticker indicating a completely original award
- Known as a "RIAA bar hologram" award with a serial number hologram, they were made from 1998 to present
- Award measures 21" x 28"
- Beautiful collectors item
- FREE insured shipping to continental U.S.
- International shipping available
Detailed Item Description: This RIAA Gold award is a first presentation award that would have been manufactured sometime around 2004 making this award approximately 16 years old. It was given to concert promoter Larry Magid of Electric Factory Concerts.
It is all original with unopened backing paper, Ill-Eagle Enterprises manufacturer's sticker and all correct components. This award is in excellent condition, with only one minor scratch on the plexiglas, a very minor mar or two on the frame and a small tear on the backing paper.
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*RIAA sales data source: RIAA.com.