Disc Award Ltd.

Wildflowers, the 1967 album by Judy Collins, and its lead single Both Sides Now, written by Joni Mitchell, launched Collins’ international prominence. It was honored with RIAA Gold, and here with the most collectible of In-House awards from Los Angeles manufacturer, Disc Awards Ltd…

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The Doors 1st Album Is A Classic! Here Honored With Another Classic – From Disc Awards Ltd.

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Disc Award Ltd., manufactured gold and platinum record awards in Los Angeles from the late 50’s to the late 70’s. They were the most prolific, consistent, and valuable of all In-House awards (non RIAA). I’ve always thought with their simple square format, black frame, and wooden backs they were the classics of record awards. The Doors self-titled first […]

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Q. What Do Joe Cocker, Norman Greenbaum, & Daddy Dewdrop Have In Common?

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A. Disc Awards Ltd. Awards. The 1960’s through the 1980’s were magical times for the music business, and Discs Awards Ltd. in Los Angeles, became a go to In-House gold and platinum awards manufacturer. Their consistent, high-quality, beautiful style, became the workhorse for labels, artists, and management alike, because they allowed customized plate inscriptions, and could […]

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Bread “Manna” – 1972 Gold Album – In-House Disc Award Ltd. Award

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Studio musicians Robb Royer, James Griffin, and David Gates, formed Bread in 1969 to begin recording their original compositions. Their unique brand of soft rock generated numerous hit singles and albums, including 13 songs on the Billboard Hot 100 between 1970 and 1977. In March 1971 they released their third album Manna which went gold and […]

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Righteous Brothers “You’ve Lost That Lovin’ Feelin'” Disc Award Ltd. In-House 45 Award & “Soul And Inspiration” RIAA 45 White Matte (w/condition issue & discussion)

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The Righteous Brothers were the musical duo of Bill Medley and Bobby Hatfield. They had their biggest success in the mid sixties and continued to perform until Hatfield’s death in 2003, with their sound coming to be know as “blue eyed soul.” Here we spotlight two of their biggest hits, and two different formats of […]

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Collections: Ohio Players, Eddie Kendicks, B. T. Express, The Crusaders, Johnnie Taylor

Describing individual awards and sharing their stories is something we like to do at Honor Music Awards. Today we’re going to do something different–and spotlight a collection. Collectors from around the world focus on artists and/or periods and/or types of music (the Honor Music Awards collection focuses on the 60’s, 70’s and 80’s). These awards […]

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Ventures “Walk Don’t Run” – 1960 #2 Single – The Earliest Disc Award Ltd. Format I’ve Ever Seen

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The Ventures are the best-selling instrumental band of all time, and this Disc Award Ltd. In -House gold record celebrates their first hit Walk Don’t Run. Released in 1960, it rose to #2 on the Billboard charts. If you haven’t heard it, or you want to hear it again, check out this classic early video […]

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Carole King “Tapestry” – 1971 #1 Album – Gold In-House (Disc Award Ltd.) Record Award

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Singer songwriters ruled the early 70’s, and Carole King was one of the best. Her most celebrated and successful album, “Tapestry”, was released in March of 1971, certified gold by the RIAA on June 7, 1971, and reached #1 on charts around the world. If it were an RIAA celebration it would be a White […]

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Grassroots “Midnight Confession” 1968 Gold 45 In-House Dics Award Ltd. Record Award

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The Grassroots—the brainchild of P. F. Sloan and Steve Barri. “Midnight Confession”—their biggest United States hit, peaking at #5. Here celebrated with a Disc Award Ltd.—gold 45. Presented to Hal Blaine (Wrecking Crew)—from Steve Barri (Songwriter, Producer)._______________________ See more in the Awards Gallery to the right—and new each week in Award Stories by Email.

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Beatles “Please Please Me” 1964 Gold 45 In-House Disc Award Ltd. Record Award

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Gold for The Beatles on Vee-Jay!On August 23, 1964, Vee-Jay president Randy Wood presented the Beatles with gold records for five Vee-Jay releases. One of them was “Please Please Me,” shown here celebrated as an In-House award from Disc Awards Ltd. Click on the article below for the full story…For those of you familiar with […]

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New Seekers “I’d Like To Teach The World To Sing” 1972 Gold 45 Disc Award Ltd., In House Record Award

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Gold and platinum awards have become vivid symbols of music’s success.  Honor Music is about the hobby of collecting them. ______________________ The Coke jingle that became a #1 record. I’d like to teach the world to sing (video) Towards the end of 1971, the New Seekers recorded an adaptation of the Coca-Cola jingle, “I’d Like […]

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Cat Stevens “Mona Bone Jakon” 1973 Gold LP “Disc Award Ltd.” Record Award

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 Cat Stevens first A&M Records album “Mona Bone Jakon” was released in July of 1970. This Disc Award Ltd. gold LP was presented in 1973, well before the album was finally certified RIAA gold in 1976. Disc Award Ltd. was the preeminent “in-house” award manufacturer of the period (the RIAA format when it was authorized […]

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Doors “Morrison Hotel/Hard Rock Cafe” Gold LP, In-House, Disc Award Ltd., Record Award

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If you’ve received or collect awards (or simply love and celebrate music), I think you’ll enjoy the Awards Gallery on the right, and please sign up for regular free Award Stories by Email. _____________________________ “Fronted by the Lizard King, surrounded by a virtual wall of sound that poured forth from 600 and 1000 watt amplifiers […]

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