January 16, 2021 Sports, Rock & Roll and Americana Auction
This lot is closed for bidding. Bidding ended on 1/16/2021
The offered RIAA Gold Record Award is for Elvis Presley's single “Wear My Ring Around Your Neck,” which was released on April 7, 1958. While the song topped the R & B charts and topped out at a respectable #2 on the Pop charts, it ended a streak of 10 straight #1 singles from Elvis. He returned to #1 with his very next single, “Hard Headed Woman.” The single was recorded at Radio Recorders Hollywood Studios in March 1958, along with its b-side “Doncha' Think It's Time.” The song was certified gold on August 3, 1983, and the award comes from that period. The award's plaque reads “Presented to Elvis Presley to Commemorate the Sale of More Than One Million Copies of the RCA Records Single Record 'Wear My Ring Around My Neck.'” The award measures 13 x 17 inches and presents with only very minor wear to the wooden frame. Near Mint condition.
RIAA Gold Record Award for Elvis Presleys 1958 Single “Wear My Ring Around Your Neck” - “Presented to Elvis Presley” Certified in 1983
Current Bidding
Minimum Bid: $500
Final prices include buyers premium: $1,035
Estimate: $1,000 - $2,000
Number Bids: 9
Auction closed on Saturday, January 16, 2021.
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