Lot 62: RIAA Platinum Award for Elvis Presley 1957 Single "All Shook Up"
October 29, 2016
Memphis, TN, USALive Auction
This RIAA Platinum Record Award reads: "PRESENTED TO RCA RECORDS TO COMMEMORATE THE SALE OF MORE THAN 1,000,000 COPIES OF THE RCA RECORDS SINGLE RECORD 'ALL SHOOK UP.'" The 1957 Elvis Presley single "All Shook Up" spent eight consecutive weeks at number one on Billboard's Top 100 and sold more than two million copies. Although accounts of the song's origin by Otis Blackwell and Elvis differ slightly, both are credited as writers. The Recording Industry Association of America certified "All Shook Up" platinum on March 27, 1992, when this award was issued. Includes a copy of the 45 record with picture sleeve and a copy of the sheet music. The framed award is set against a black mat with a black frame that measures 17 by 13 inches (43.18 x 33.02 cm) and is accompanied by a letter of authenticity from Graceland Authenticated.
Condition Report: The framed award shows little wear, with minimal scuffing on the black lacquered frame. Near Mint condition. The accompanying 45 is in Excellent condition.