This 1970s album award celebrates Three Dog Night album Cyan, which was released on Oct. 9, 1973. This is a label "gold" award presumed to celebrate the album selling over $1 million worth, the RIAA's measure of "gold" in those days. While this is not an RIAA award, the organization did certify this album as Gold shortly after its' release on Oct. 12, 1973.
The album contained singles including "Shambala" which hit #3 on the Billboard Top Pop Singles chart, and "Let Me Serenade You" which peaked at #10. The album topped out at #26 on the Billboard Top 200 albums chart and also charted in Canada and Japan.
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- Disc Award Ltd. record label in-house gold record award for Three Dog Night album Cyan
- Note: Not an RIAA award, although 1960s-70s Disc Award Ltd. awards are typically seen as the most valuable of in-house awards
- Components, construction and condition are consistent with it being 49 years old
- In VG condition
- Award measures approx. 15.5" x 15.5"
- Cool, historic collectors item for any Three Dog Night fan
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The award is all original with the Disc Award Ltd. dragon logo engraved on the gold disc, black felt matte, correct Dunhill ABC Records label and wood back. It is in VG condition considering its age with only minor mars on the frame and very slight staining on the inside bottom left of the glass (see image).
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