RIAA Gold award for The Dave Clark Five's Greatest Hits LP presented to The Dave Clark Five, which was released in 1966 and certified Gold by the RIAA on August 24, 1966 for one million dollars worth sold.
Containing the group's major hits including "Glad All Over", which famously knocked the Beatles "I Want to Hold Your Hand" off the top of the UK singles chart in 1964, "Bits And Pieces", which was covered by Joan Jett at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame ceremony at which they were inducted in 2008, "Over And Over" and other hits. The DC5 was the second British Invasion group to appear on The Ed Sullivan Show and they would appear a total of 19 times. See image above for the RIAA sales certification of this album*.
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- RIAA Gold LP award with white matte, gold disc, album miniature, and gold info plate
- In VG condition
- First presentation award from 1966
- Presented to The Dave Clark Five
- Has an unopened original backing paper with original New York Frame & Picture Co. manufacturer sticker
- "White matte" awards (obviously so-named due to the white matte used) were made from from 1964-1974/early 1975
- RIAA white matte awards numbered only 5-25 plaques worldwide for any given single/album
- Award measures approx. 17" x 21"
- Beautiful and rare collector's item for any Dave Clark Five fan or historic RIAA award collector
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Detailed Item Description: This RIAA Gold LP award must have been made in 1966 which makes it 55 years old. Features the rare presentation to The DC5 themselves.
Despite its' 55-year age, this award is in VG condition. There are a few mars and scratches on the frame and some overall toning of the matte, which is common. The backing paper is original and unopened with original New York Frame & Picture Co. manufacturer sticker.
Don't miss this chance to get a historic white matte RIAA award presented to the artist, and one of the earliest examples out there since white mattes were only made starting in 1964.
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*RIAA sales data source: RIAA.com