Vintage and in great condition, this is a 1972 label award (i.e. non-RIAA) made by Disc Award Ltd. celebrating sales of Donny Osmond's hit "Puppy Love". The track, a remake of a tune first released in 1960 by Paul Anka, went to #3 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. It also reached #1 in Canada and the UK. The single was, in fact, certified Gold by the RIAA for one million sold in March 1972.
It is presented to radio industry executive Mike Randell, who was at the time the music director at Augusta, GA radio station WBBQ. The award is all original including having the Disc Award Ltd. logo engraved on the gold disc, engraved plate, black matte and award manufacturer's stamp on the rear.
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- Disc Award Ltd. record label gold record award for Donny Osmond's "Puppy Love" (Note: Not an RIAA award, although Disc Award Ltd. awards are typically seen as the most valuable of in-house awards)
- Made in 1972 making it 50 years old
- Presented to radio industry executive
- In VG condition
- Award measures approx. 12" x 12"
- Great historic collectors item for any fan of Donny Osmond
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This award is in VG condition, despite its 50-year age. Although it has a few minor nicks and mars on the frame it was obviously well kept over the years, resulting in very little fading of the matte and label and no tarnishing of the gold record. It also has its original back with "Disc Award Ltd" stamp, although its original backing tape has been taped over.
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Notes on the condition of all vintage record awards like this one: Please do not buy this item if you want a brand new piece of memorabilia. These are historical artifacts from the year they were produced. As a result they may show signs of wear. Frankly, if you see a 20 to 50-year-old award purported to be in 100% perfect condition, it might be too good to be true. After all, an antique should have "good' wear. If not, you might want to question the piece.
As to where they came from, they could have been displayed in record label offices, recording studios, artist manager's offices, radio stations, private collector's homes and yes, of course, possibly the artist's or songwriter's home. Typically, we don't know all the places they may have been over the years other than what we've stated in the description.
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