Lot 2366: Official white-matte RIAA gold record sales award presented "to John Barbata to commemorate the sale of more than one million dollars worth of Atlantic Records long-playing record album 'Four Way Street.'" Framed with its disc, plate, and a small image of the album cover to an overall size of 17.5 x 21.5. Award retains its original New York Frame & Picture backing. In fine condition, with trivial wear to frame. Certified gold within a week of its release in April 1971, Four Way Street was a live double-album comprised of songs culled from concerts at New York's Fillmore East, the Chicago Auditorium, and the Los Angeles Forum in June and July 1970; the album held the #1 position on the Billboard Album chart for three consecutive weeks. The drummer for Crosby, Stills, Nash, & Young, Barbata appeared on more than 60 albums as a session player, and was also a member of The Turtles between 1966 and 1969. Original 'white matte' style awards such as these, presented to band members, are highly desired by collectors.
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Thursday, 12th November 2015
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