Oliver "Good Morning Starshine" 1969 label sales award. Released in May of 1969 it first appeared as part of the 1967 musical Hair. This is a label "gold" award to celebrate the success of the single, which hit #3 on the Billboard chart, #1 in Canada and #6 in the U.K.
The plaque on the award reads: "To Jim Davenport WFOM for making this a million seller, Bob Crewe, Tom Rogan, July 1969."
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- Jubilee Records label in-house gold record award Oliver's 1969 single "Good Morning Starshine" from the musical Hair
- Components, construction and condition are consistent with it being 53 years old and the plaque is dated 1969
- Presented to radio industry executive
- In Good condition with only a very few mars on the frame and glass and some minor discoloration on the matte (see note below)
- Award measures approx. 11" x 14"
- Cool, historic collectors item for any fan of Oliver or the musical Hair
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An inspection of the award's components indicates it to be all original. It is in Good condition considering its age with only minor mars on the frame and glass but it does have some minor discoloration of the black matte. At option of purchaser, a new matte can be installed at no extra cost, but note that cuts on three sides of the backing paper would be present if this option is selected.
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