Capitol Records label award for "one million dollars worth" of Grand Funk albums. Unique design with ten different Grand Funk album covers on plates and also arranged as in pie-shapes on the record label. Grand Funk were hit machines in the early 70s with classics including "I'm Your Captain (Closer to Home)", the #1 "We're An American Band", "Walk Like a Man", their cover of "The Loco-motion" "Some Kind of Wonderful", "Bad Time" and more.
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- Capitol Records "platinum" award celebrating one million copies sold with "platinum" disc and silver brushed metal frame,
- In VG condition considering age with only frame wear
- Estimated to be from mid-70s
- Presentation to then Capitol Records executive
- Award measures approx. 17" x 21"
- Great rare early Grand Funk Railroad collector's item
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Detailed Item Description: This is a Capitol Records multi-album award likely made sometime in the mid-70s making it about 45 years old. The award is presented to the late Vincent Romeo, who by the late 60s was VP of CBS Records International and later was also involved in managing Paul McCartney, Cat Stevens, David Bowie, and Rod Stewart.
The award is a solid and quite heavy vintage award in VG condition. The internals are in VG condition including the bright and shiny "platinum" disc. The black felt matte is unfaded but is a little loose. The black wood frame has some mars.
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