RIAA Gold LP award for Elton John album Here And There. This album was released on May 1, 1976. It was quickly certified Gold by the RIAA for 500,000 copies sold on May 6, 1976.
A live album for which the title refers to performances recorded at a pair of concerts, with side 1 "Here" being recorded at the Royal Festival Hall in London in summer 1974 and side 2 "There" being recorded at Madison Square Garden in New York City in November 1974. Featuring Elton classics such as "Border Song", "Honky Cat", "Crocodile Rock", "Funeral for a Friend/Love Lies Bleeding", "Rocket Man (I Think It's Going to Be a Long, Long Time)", "Bennie and the Jets" and more, the album peaked at #4 on the Billboard Top 200 chart and #6 on the U.K. chart. By 1998 it was certified Platinum by the RIAA. See image above for the RIAA sales certifications of this album through the years*.
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- RIAA Gold LP award
- In VG condition
- First presentation award made in 1976
- Presented to MCA Records
- Original backing paper
- Known as a RIAA "floater" award, they were made from 1975-81
- Award measures approx. 17" x 21"
- Great collectors item for any Elton John fan
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Detailed Item Description: This is a first presentation RIAA Gold award that would have been manufactured in 1976 making it approx. 46 years old. It is presented to MCA Records.
It is VG condition with only typical frame wear. The award's backing paper is original with some tears that have been taped to help prevent dust intrusion. And although its' manufacturer sticker is missing, there is adhesive residue in the size, shape and location indicating it was made by New York Frame & Picture Co.
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*RIAA sales data source: RIAA.com