Lovin Spoonful

The Lovin Spoonful released Summer In The City in July of 1966. It quickly became #1 on Billboard, and was certified gold by the RIAA on 9/19/66. This celebration is an Authentic, First Presentation, Third-State RIAA White Matte.Buddha Records, a label born out of Kama Sutra Records, was founded in 1967 and  remained a key imprint handling a variety of music genres, including bubblegum pop (the Ohio Express and the 1910 Fruitgum Company), folk-rock (Melanie), experimental music (Captain Beefheart), and soul (Gladys Knight & the Pips).

So with a classic title, white matte, and a meaningful presentation plate, why is this a Third-State award?   And, how does it affect its value? [click to continue…]