Unique and historic, this 1969 "gold" Epic Records label award (i.e. non-RIAA) celebrates Donovan album Donovan's Greatest Hits. The album contained his classics such as "Mellow Yellow", "Hurdy Gurdy Man", "Season Of The Witch" and the #1 hit from 1966, "Sunshine Superman", among others. Word is that future Led Zeppelin members Jimmy Page, John Bonham, and John Paul Jones played on several of the tracks. The album went to #4 on the Billboard Top 200 Albums chart. The release was actually certified Platinum by the RIAA on Sept. 11, 1967. (Note: This is not a RIAA award).
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- Epic Records in-house gold record award for sales of Donovan's Greatest Hits album
- Award dated March 1969
- Presented to record executive
- In VG condition
- Award measures approx. 14" x 16"
- Great, historic collectors item for any fan of Donovan
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All original with walnut plaque, "gold" disc, and elaborate engraved plate dated March 1969. Presented to record executive Margo Knesz, who was Manager of Promotion with Epic Records and other labels including Atlantic, RCA, later becoming GM at ATCO. The presentation plate reads: "Margo Knesz In grateful appreciation of your contribution toward the sale of one million records"
This award is in VG condition, despite its 55+ year age. with some minor tarnishing of the gold record.
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