This Donovan’s “Greatest Hits” In-House award is in a classic record awards style, with similarity to early RIAA walnut plaques.

Donovan’s hit power linked folk rock to hippie mysticism. A generation heard his flowery philosophy with songs like “Catch the Wind,” Season of the Witch” and “Mellow Yellow”.

Released: 1/69

Certified Gold: 4/22/69

Peak Chart Position: #4

Unlike RIAA awards, this plaque shows the label number and the month and year of presentation.

Margo Kanez worked at CBS/Epic in marketing and administration. In the early 70’s she moved to Atlantic Records where she worked with Ahmet Ertegun.

Label number cited on plaque.

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Back is plain wood with centered hook hanging, and no manufacturer sticker.