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The offered RIAA Gold Record Award was presented for Elvis Presley's 1967 LP How Great Thou Art. The album was released on February 27, 1967, and Elvis won the Grammy for Best Sacred Performance for the title track. He recorded most of the tracks during a four day session in May of 1965. Colonel Parker arranged this session to specifically get a gospel album produced. Elvis' soundtrack work in the mid-1960s wasn't producing many charting singles or getting a lot of airplay, and the Colonel thought some business could be done in the gospel sector. The plan worked as the album climbed to number 18 on the Pop Albums chart. And by February 16, 1968, the RIAA certified the album Gold. The offered award was produced at this time, based on the early white linen matte style. The plaque reads "Presented to COL. TOM PARKER to Commemorate the Sale of More Than One Million Dollars Worth of the RCA VICTOR RECORDS Long-Playing Record Album 'HOW GREAT THOU ART.'" The award measures 17 x 21 inches and presents with just some mild wear to the wooden frame. Near Mint condition.

RIAA Gold Record Award for Elvis Presleys 1967 LP <em>How Great Thou Art</em> - “Presented to Col. Tom Parker” - Early White Linen Matte Style
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Final prices include buyers premium: $1,380
Estimate: $2,000 - $3,000
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