Beatles

An award collector told me there were two kinds of collectors. Those who care that awards are in their original authentic state, and believe they are more valuable that way. And those to whom an award’s original state is not important, but collect them because they honor the music they love, and their musical idols. For me, this Beatles award is a wonderful example of both. Rubber Soul was released in December 1965 and certified RIAA gold on 12/24/65. Here you see it honored with an Authentic, First Presentation, First-State RIAA White Matte Award (the RIAA format from 1964-1975)…beatlesrubersoulGRWMF

The hanging and backing paper are original, complete with manufacturer sticker…beatlesrubersoulGRWMB

The Beatles “Rubber Soul” brought us so much great music! Remember? The other day I was listening to Nowhere Man, then Michelle, then Norwegian Wood, then In My Life, then Girl, then … well you get the picture! Love to honor it all with this authentic, first presentation, first-state RIAA white matte…

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The Beatles Shocked The BBC From 1963 to 1965 – And Their 1994 Compilation LP Sold Millions!

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“England got a lot more of The Beatles than America did during the group’s formative years. Between 1962 and 1965, The Beatles were featured on 53 BBC radio programs, including their own series, “Pop Go The Beatles.” – Terry Gross, Fresh Air Host.  Listen to the full Fresh Air story here. Live At The BBC is […]

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Beatles “Meet The Beatles” – 1964 #1 Album – RIAA White Matte – Gold Record Award

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(This is a re-post, in honor of The Beatles 50th anniversary of coming to America. Of course Meet The Beatles was only the first of so many amazing albums. Thank you Beatles for 50 years of incredible, wonderful music!) Released in January 1964, and certified RIAA gold on February 3, 1964, Meet the Beatles was […]

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John Lennon “Imagine” – 1971 #1 Album – RIAA White Matte – Gold Record Record

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What words would you use to celebrate John Lennon? Genius?  Inspired? Artist? Icon? Pacifist? A singer/songwriter who rose to worldwide fame as a founder of The Beatles, the most commercially successful and critically acclaimed band in the history of popular music? All of the above? Whatever words you use, join us here to celebrate his […]

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Beatles “Meet The Beatles” – 1964 #1 Album – RIAA White Matte – Gold Record Award

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“Meet the Beatles” was the first of The Beatles twenty-five RIAA certified awards. Released in January 1964, and certified gold on February 3, 1964, it was their first of fourteen #1 albums. Here it is celebrated with an Authentic, First Presentation, First-State, White Matte. Let’s let the pictures do the talking…

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Beatles “Yesterday … And Today” 1966 Gold RIAA LP White Matte Record Award

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Yesterday and Today is the ninth Capitol album by the Beatles and the eleventh overall American release. It is remembered primarily for the controversy surrounding its original cover image, the “butcher cover”, seen here in an un-cropped photo by photographer Robert Whitaker. The “butcher cover” was replaced immediately with a simple photo featuring a picture […]

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Beatles “Something New” 1964 RIAA Gold LP – 1974 White Matte Record Award

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“Something New” was released in June of 1964 and certified Gold by the RIAA on August 24, 1964. Yet this White Matte, presented to Capitol Records, was probably made in 1974 to honor The Beatles 10th anniversary. Within the White Matte period, from 1964 to 1975, there are differences that can distinguish first, or early, […]

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Beatles “Sgt Pepper” – 1967 #1 Album – RIAA White Matte – Authentic, First Presentation, First-State, Gold Record Award

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The Beatles  “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band” Released, and certified Gold by the RIAA, in June of 1967, Sgt. Pepper’s cultural impact and contribution to the creative fiber of music is undeniable. You see it here, celebrated as an authentic, first-state, first presentation, white matte. The most valuable of RIAA record awards because of […]

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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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Beatles “I Want To Hold Your Hand” 1964 RIAA 45 White Matte Record Award

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Two words.  One song. And music changed forever… The Beatles! “I Want To Hold Your Hand” Already a growing phenomena in Europe, The Beatles released “I Want To Hold Your Hand‘ in the United States in December 1963. It became their first #1 hit on February 1, 1964 and two days later on February 3, it […]

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John Lennon “(Just Like) Starting Over” Japanese Platinum 45 Record Award

John Lennon released “(Just like) Starting Over” in October of 1980, just weeks before his murder on December 8th, 1980.  The song rose quickly to number one around the world and was celebrated below with a Japanese platinum award… This award is presented to Geffen Records, the label John chose to re-launch his career after […]

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