Unique, historic and in excellent condition, this is a 1965 label award (i.e. non-RIAA) made by Disc Award Ltd. celebrating The McCoys "Hang On Sloopy" going to #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart in October 1965. It is presented to producer of the track, Jerry Goldstein, who also produced work from artists including Jimi Hendrix, Blood, Sweat & Tears, Sly and the Family Stone, War and others.
The award is all original including having the Disc Award Ltd. logo engraved on the gold disc, engraved plate, black felt matte, correct (and unique) Bang Records label and award manufacturer's stamp on the rear.
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- Disc Award Ltd. record label in-house gold record award for The McCoys "Hang On Sloopy" going to #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart on October 2, 1965
- Note: Not an RIAA award, although Disc Award Ltd. awards are typically seen as the most valuable of in-house awards
- Components, construction and condition are consistent with it being 54 years old
- Plate reads: Presented to Jerry Goldstein For Producing "Hang On Sloopy" #1 Record In The Nation, October 2, 1965
- In Very Good to Excellent condition with shiny gold record and bright, crisp label, a few mars on the frame but with perfect glass and very little fading of the black velvet matte
- Award measures approx.12" x 12"
- Cool, historic collectors item
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This award is in very good to excellent condition, despite its 54-year age. Although it has the usual nicks and mars on the frame (nothing major) it was obviously well kept over the years, resulting in very little fading of the matte and label and no tarnishing of the gold record. It also has its original back with "Disc Award Ltd" stamp.
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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.
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