Lot 7367: 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.
RR Auction's Marvels of Modern Music Auction 457
Thursday, 23rd July 2015
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