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Lot 130: 1972 RIAA Gold Record Award for Elvis Presley's Album Recorded Live at Madison Square Garden Presented to RCA Records
October 29, 2016
Memphis, TN, USALive Auction
This framed RIAA Certified Gold Sales Award was "Presented to RCA Records to commemorate the sale of more than 500,000 copies of the RCA Records Long-Playing Record Album 'Elvis As Recorded At Madison Square Garden'" by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA). This album was a live recording of Elvis' concert at Madison Square Garden on Saturday, June 10, 1972, and was released just a week after the performance, Elvis' first in NYC since the 1950s. The album was certified gold in August of 1972. This framed display features a gold-colored record above a gold-colored plaque, both mounted against a black backing with gold-colored wood frame, indicating a mid-to-late-1970s issuance of the award. The framed award measures 21 by 17 inches (53.34 x 43.18 cm) and is accompanied by a letter of authenticity from Graceland Authenticated.
Condition Report: The award is in overall excellent condition with only minor wear to the frame.