RIAA Gold 45 award for Loggins and Messina hit "Your Mama Don't Dance". The track was released in November 1972 and certified Gold® by the RIAA on March 7, 1973 for 500,000 copies sold. It is presented to an original member of the Loggins and Messina band, sax player Jon Clarke, who played the memorable baritone sax solo on the record.
Written by duo members Kenny Loggins and Jim Messina, the track hit #4 on the Billboard Hot 100 in 1973 and also went to the Top 10 in Canada while charting in other world markets as well. It became the duo's most successful single before Loggins departed to go solo. See image above for the RIAA sales certification info on this single*.
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- RIAA Gold 45 award with white matte, gold disc and gold info plate
- In VG to Excellent condition with only some minor scratches on the frame
- A first presentation award from 1973
- Presented to the group's sax player Jon Clarke
- Has original unopened back with original New York Picture & Framing Co. manufacturer sticker
- "White matte" awards (obviously so-named due to the white matte used) were made from from 1964-1974
- RIAA white matte awards numbered only 5-25 plaques worldwide for any given single/album
- Award measures 13" x 17"
- Beautiful and rare collector's item
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Detailed Item Description: This RIAA Gold 45 single award is presented to sax and woodwind player for Loggins and Messina Jon Clarke. After the group's breakup, the late Clarke went on to record many soundtracks and other session work.
The award appears to have been made in 1973 given its certification date (white matte style awards were produced from 1964-74) making it 46 years old. The award is in VG to Excellent condition considering its age with an original backing paper and manufacturer's sticker. There are a few minor scratches on the frame (see detail images) and very slight disc discoloration as is common but the matte board and presentation plate are in very good condition.
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*RIAA sales data source: RIAA.com