Lou Rawls

Lou Rawls, after decades signing with the likes of Curtis Mayfield and Sam Cooke, had his most successful single in 1976, “You’ll Never Find Another Love Like Mine“. Certified RIAA Gold on 8/1/76, and becoming Rawls’ only certified million-selling single, it topped¬†the R&B and Adult Contemporary charts, and went to #2 on the Billboard Pop Charts. Here you see it celebrated with an In-House Gold 45…

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Though RIAA became the standard of gold record presentations, other awards, by other manufactures, could be ordered by record companies.¬†These awards, when made at the request of the record or management company, were collectively called In-House awards. Here’s a Fleetwood Mac example. [click to continue…]