Unique and historic, this is a label award (i.e. non-RIAA) celebrating The 5th Dimension's "One Less Bell To Answer" becoming a million seller in 1970. On the charts, the track reached #2 on the Billboard Hot 100 behind George Harrison's "My Sweet Lord" while hitting #1 on the Adult Contemporary chart.
Marilyn McCoo sang lead vocal on the track with the group before later launching a solo career. This award is presented to Bob Robbins. It is not known what role Robbins played in the creation or marketing of the record but he was likely a record label executive. While we don't know the exact age of this piece or who owned it over the years, a close inspection of its components shows it to be all original.
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- Record company or artist management award for The 5th Dimension's 1970 hit "One Less Bell To Answer" in all original condition (Note: Not an RIAA award)
- Components and condition are consistent with it being 49 years old (although we do not know the exact age)
- In Very Good condition with a few scratches on frame, minor mars on the plexiglas, some fading of the matte
- Engraved inscription reads: "To Bob Robbins in appreciation for helping to make "One Less Bell" by The 5th Dimension a million seller. Bell Records 1970"
- Has "1,000,000" engraved into the hot wax run out area of the record
- Award measures approx. 13" x 13"
- Cool, historic collectors item
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Notes on the condition of all vintage record awards like this one: Please do not buy this item if you want a brand new piece of memorabilia. These are historical artifacts from the year they were produced. As a result they may show signs of wear. Frankly, if you see a 20 to 50-year-old award purported to be in 100% perfect condition, it might be too good to be true. After all, an antique should have "good' wear. If not, you might want to question the piece.
As to where they came from, they could have been displayed in record label offices, recording studios, artist manager's offices, radio stations, private collector's homes and yes, of course, possibly the artist's or songwriter's home. Typically, we don't know all the places they may have been over the years other than what we've stated in the description.
Finally, a word on photos: Our photos are zoomable so you can get a very good look. Do let us know if you want photos of any other details on our pieces and we'll be happy to provide.