December 11, 2021 Rock & Roll, Entertainment, Sports and Americana
This lot is closed for bidding. Bidding ended on 12/11/2021

When the RIAA started awarding gold records in 1958, the very first one that Elvis Presley received was for his single “Hard Headed Woman”. In fact, it was the first rock and roll song to earn a gold record. The awards looked very different then, more like a wooden plaque with engraved metal plates--the original is stored deep in the Graceland Archives. Based on the style, the award hails from the mid-1980s. It was common for updated versions of awards to be ordered during later eras. In 1958 the song went to No. 1 on the Billboard charts and went to number two for two weeks on the R&B chart, and was part of the King Creole soundtrack. The award measures 13 x 17 inches and presents with only minor scuffs to the gold painted frame. Near Mint condition.

RIAA Gold Record Award for Elvis Presleys 1958 Single “Hard Headed Woman” - ELVIS FIRST CERTIFIED GOLD RECORD!
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Minimum Bid: $500
Final prices include buyers premium: $1,955
Estimate: $1,000 - $2,000
Number Bids: 18
Auction closed on Saturday, December 11, 2021.
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