After many great songs, different line-ups, and with a nod to the rhythms of Creedence Clearwater Revival,  The Hollies released “Long Cool Woman in a Black Dress” in May of 1972. It was certified RIAA gold on 9/11/72 and reached #2 on the Billboard Hot 100. Here you see it honored with an Authentic, First Presentation, First-State RIAA White Matte 45 Award…
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The “Pioneering Godfathers Of The Jam Band” – Received 4 RIAA LP White Mattes

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The Early 70’s were heady days for the Grateful Dead. Their concerts made them the “pioneering godfathers of the jam band” – Wikipedia, and their albums were certified RIAA gold. Here they are (with record executive Joe Smith) honored with one of their four RIAA White Matte LP’s… _________________ To share all things awards, please contact me […]

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Black Eyed Peas – Mariah Carey – Staind – Bon Jovi – All Sold Millions As The “Gold Record” Era Came To An End

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Sales success in music went from “Gold Records” that were simply framed gold discs, to RIAA Multi-Platinum and Worldwide Multi-Platinum awards. The significance of awards hasn’t changed but the awards of the past have become increasingly rare, and led to new standards of success in multiple formats (and now streamed, shared and downloaded). Here are some examples […]

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Restoring A Classic 1968 RIAA LP White Matte – And A Chance To Look Inside

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Q. Who are Rod McKuen, Anita Kerr and Joe Smith? And what do they have in common (besides you don’t know who they are)? A. Rod McKuen was one of the best-selling poets in the United States during the late 60’s. Anita Kerr is an American singer, arranger, composer, conductor, pianist, and music producer. And Joe Smith is […]

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Hi KISS Fans! – Here’s A Rare RIAA Bar Hologram For The 2005 DVD “Kiss: Rock The Nation Live”!

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A KISS show in July 2004, turned into KISS: Rock The Nation Live!, a DVD notable for the addition of “Kiss Power Vision”, which enables the viewer to select different camera angles, each focusing on a different member of the band. The DVD was released on December 13, 2005, and certified by the RIAA for multi-platinum DVD sales of 200,000. Here […]

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Donna Summer “MacArthur Park” – 1978 #1 Single – RIAA Gold 45 Floater Award

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Released in September 1978, certified RIAA gold on 10/26/78, MacArthur Park became Donna Summer’s first #1 RIAA gold 45. The song, written and composed by Jimmy Webb, was first recorded by Richard Harris in 1968, his version peaked at #2 (see an In House award honoring that achievement). Here you see it honored with an Authentic, First Presentation, First-State, RIAA […]

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R. Kelly “R.” – A Big – Bold – Beautiful – Bar Hologram – RIAA Award For Five Million Sold

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R. Kelly released R. on November 10, 1998 and according to Wikipedia, this album was the first time Kelly allowed other record producers to produce or co-produce on his album, as opposed to producing the entire album himself, as well as his first time collaborating with various artists on his album. The result was a huge […]

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Michael Jackson “Thriller” – 3X Platinum – RIAA Strip-Plate Award

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Thriller was Michael Jackson’s masterpiece. Released in November 1982 and certified RIAA Gold and Platinum on 1/31/83, it sold over 30,000,000 copies in the United States alone. Seven singles were released, all of which reached the top 10 on Billboard. The videos for “Thriller“, “Billie Jean” and “Beat It” all received regular rotation on MTV and the album […]

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Paul Anka “(You’re) Having My Baby” – 1974 #1 Song – RIAA Gold White Matte Award

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(You’re) Having My Baby, by prolific songwriter and performer Paul Anka, was released in June of 1974, certified RIAA Gold on 8/14/74, and reached #1 on Billboard (becoming his third #1 song). Here you see it honored with an Authentic, First Presentation, First-State RIAA White Matte Gold Single (wrapped in a 2 mil polyethylene bag for protection in storage)… Have […]

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Elvis!!! A Gold Record Collectible That Isn’t Exactly A Gold Record!

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Elvis Presley of course has been honored around the world with hundreds of gold and platinum records. But did you know that one of his awards was the subject of a trading card?  Specifically, The Elvis Collection #656, a 1972 RIAA White Matte for Elvis As Recorded AT Madison Square Garden. With a picture on the front […]

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The Beach Boys: An RIAA White Matte Signaled The Start Of An Amazing Career … An RIAA R Hologram Summarized It!!

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The Beach Boys need no introduction, but they had one, with the release of 12 songs on their second album Surfin’ U.S.A. in April 1963. It became their first certified RIAA gold album on November 15, 1965 and reached a peak Billboard chart position of #2.  Here you see it honored with an Authentic, First Presentation, First-State RIAA […]

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You Like “Soft Soul” From The Early 70’s …?

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… Here’s a classic by the Five Stairsteps, made up of five siblings from Chicago who became known as “The First Family of Soul” (a name later passed on to The Jackson 5).  They were best known for their hit single O-o-h Child (video) which was released in February 1970, Certified RIAA gold on 8/11/70, and reached a peak Billboard Hot […]

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A long long time ago in this very galaxy STAR WARS AWARDS became scattered… desperate to bring them together one collector began collecting…

Alert all commands! Put away your light sabers (for a moment)! Honor Music Awards is happy to feature the epic Star Wars awards collection assembled by Gus Lopez. May the Force be with you in your viewing!  http://www.theswca.com/images-misc/award-chart.html   PS  If you have awards you’d like to share (or awards you’d like to sell), please […]

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