Lot 79: Canadian Gold Record Awarded to RCA for Elvis Presley's 1961 Blue Hawaii Soundtrack Album
October 29, 2016
Memphis, TN, USALive Auction
Released in 1961 as the soundtrack to the film of the same name, Blue Hawaii topped the charts at number one, where it remained for 20 weeks. The Canadian Recording Industry Association presented this award to RCA Records for sales of over 50,000 units of the 1961 Blue Hawaii soundtrack album in Canada. It is displayed in the typical CRIA metal frame with full-sized LP gold record, small image of the album cover, and CRIA plaque that reads, "Presented to RCA RECORDS to commemorate the sale of over 50,000 units of the RCA RECORDS Album 'Blue Hawaii'" all mounted on a brown background. The album was certified by CRIA in May 2002. The award measures approximately 20 by 16 inches (50.8 x 40.64 cm) and is accompanied by a letter of authenticity from Graceland Authenticated.
Condition Report: The award is in Near Mint condition with only the most minimal scuffing to the frame.