RIAA Platinum single award for Creedence Clearwater Revival track "Lodi". Released on April 15, 1969, the 45 single went Platinum for 1,000,000 copies sold on June 18, 1990.
The track became a hit for CCR upon its' release as the B-side of "Bad Moon Rising", which was the lead single off their Green River album. The song reached #2 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart in June 1969 and #1 on the UK Singles Chart in September 1969. The track has been covered by many artists since, from Tom Jones to Tesla to Al Wilson. By 2016 the "Bad Moon Rising"/"Lodi" single had gone 2x Multi-Platinum. See image above for RIAA sales certifications of the single through the years*.
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- RIAA Platinum 45 single sales award from the "R" hologram award period with 45 and cassette
- In Excellent condition
- Award made in 1990
- Presented to record label
- Has original backing paper with manufacturer's label
- Award measures approx. 13" x 17"
- Great collectors item for any CCR fan
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Detailed Item Description: This is an official RIAA Platinum 45 single award made in 1990 making it 31 years old. The award is presented to CCR's early record label Fantasy Records. This award is an example of a record label being creative with RIAA certifications. Since the track is the B-side of the "Bad Moon Rising" single, and "Lodi" was a real bona fide hit for the group which contributed to the significant sales of the 45, the label was permitted to have a Platinum award made for this title as well.
The award is in Excellent condition with only very minor mars on frame and plexiglass. The backing paper is original with California Gold Record Co. manufacturer's label.
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*RIAA sales data source: RIAA.com