RIAA Gold 45 award for The Doors "Touch Me" presented to Jim Morrison. This single was released in December 1968 and certified Gold by the RIAA on Feb, 13, 1969 for 1 million copies sold.
This classic brass and string-filled track was written by Doors guitarist Robby Krieger. It was a single off of The Doors The Soft Parade album. Released as a single in December 1968 it peaked at #3 on the Billboard Hot 100 while topping the Cashbox Top 100 in early 1969. It became the group's last U.S. top 10 track. It also did well in Canada and Australia, reaching #1 and #10 respectively. See image above for RIAA sales certification of this single*.
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- RIAA Gold 45 award with white matte, gold disc and gold info plate
- Presented to Jim Morrison
- In VG condition
- First presentation award from 1969
- Original backing paper with manufacturer sticker
- "White matte" awards (obviously so-named due to the white matte used) were made from from 1964-1974
- RIAA white matte awards from the 1960s numbered only 5-25 plaques worldwide for any given single/album
- Award measures 13" x 17"
- Beautiful and very rare collector's item
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Detailed Item Description: This RIAA Gold 45 single award is presented to Jim Morrison. Artist presentations like this are the most valued by collectors. It was made in 1969 making it approx. 52 years old.
The award is in VG condition although it does have a few minor mars and scratches on the frame as is typical. The backing paper is original with only a minor tear (repaired with brown craft tape) and the New York Frame & Picture Co. manufacturer sticker is present.
Accompanied by a notarized letter of provenance from the collector who owned the award since the early 1990s. Provenance letter can be seen in images with collector's name obscured for privacy. Item buyer will receive a non-obscured copy of the letter.
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Notes on the condition of all vintage RIAA 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 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.
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*RIAA sales data source: RIAA.com