Australian Gold DJM Records award for Elton John album Madman Across The Water. Released on February 14, 1972 as Elton's fourth studio effort, it produced the hits "Tiny Dancer" and "Levon". The album reached #8 on both the Australian Kent Music Report Albums Chart and the U.S. Billboard Top 200 Albums chart.
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- Australian Gold DJM Records album award
- In VG condition with some typical scratches and mars on the frame (see more detail below)
- Award dated March 1974
- Presented to music publisher
- All original award
- Award measures approx. 15-1/2" x 19-1/2"
- Great collector's item for any Elton John fan
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Detailed Item Description: This Australian Gold LP award was made in 1974, making it 48 years old. It features Elton John's Australian record label, DJM Records on its' gold disc, a red felt matte, and presentation plate.
The award is presented to Stephen James, who worked with his father Dick James (1920-1986), Sir Elton's first music publisher. Dick James and Brian Epstein established the Beatles' publisher Northern Songs. Later James founded, with son Stephen, the DJM record label and recording studios which signed Elton John and Bernie Taupin.
It is Very Good condition, considering its age, with some mars and scratches on the wood frame and some minor cloudiness to the glass. This is a very heavy award with real glass, a solid wood back, and unique metal hanger hardware.
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