January 16, 2021 Sports, Rock & Roll and Americana Auction
This lot is closed for bidding. Bidding ended on 1/16/2021

Offered is an RIAA Platinum Record Award for The Beatles live LP The Beatles at the Hollywood Bowl. The album was certified platinum by the RIAA on August 12, 1977, just a few months after its May 4th release. The silver plaque on the award reads: "Presented to Capitol Records, Inc. to Commemorate the Sale of More Than 1,000,000 Copies of the Capitol Records Long-Playing Record Album 'Beatles Live at Hollywood Bowl." Beatles Gold and Platinum record awards are rarely seen in the marketplace--this is a special opportunity.

The Beatles were one of the few major bands of the 1960s to not release a live album, and bootlegs of various shows often circulated. The shows in 1964 and 1965 at The Hollywood Bowl were recorded with the intention of producing a live album, but after both concerts, Capitol was underwhelmed with the quality of the recording and decided to put the project aside. Early in the 1970s, after his work on Let it Be, the Hollywood Bowl tapes were given to producer Phil Spector, but he never finished the project. It was finally up to Beatles producer George Martin to tackle the tapes, which he did in late 1976. He was impressed with the boys' performance, but also not thrilled about the sound quality. Regardless, he worked tirelessly to put together the live album which includes 13 songs performed during three different shows in 1964 and 1965. The award measures 17 x 21 inches and presents with areas of wear to its silver painted frame. Near Mint condition.

1977 RIAA Plartinum Record Award for The Beatles LP <em>The Beatles at the Hollywood Bowl</em>– Certified in 1977
Current Bidding (Reserve Has Been Met)
Minimum Bid: $1,000
Final prices include buyers premium: $1,725
Estimate: $2,000 - $3,000
Number Bids: 6
Auction closed on Saturday, January 16, 2021.
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