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Lot 119: 1967 RIAA Gold Record Award for Elvis Presley's Album How Great Thou Art Presented to Elvis Presley
29 October 2016
Memphis, TN, USALive Auction
This framed RIAA Certified Gold Sales Award was "Presented to Elvis Presley to commemorate the sale of more than 500,000 copies of the RCA Records Long-Playing Record Album 'How Great Thou Art'" by Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA). RIAA was created in 1958 to honor artists and certify record sales. This album, released in February 1967 and recorded in October 1960 and May 1966, was certified gold in February 1968. This framed display features a gold-colored record above a gold-colored plaque, both mounted against a black backing with black frame and measures 20 by 16 inches (50.8 x 40.64 cm). How Great Thou Art was Elvis' first album not to include any soundtrack songs since the release of his first gospel album in 1960. The framed award is accompanied by a letter of authenticity from Graceland Authenticated.
Condition Report: The award is in excellent condition overall with some very minor scratches to the frame.