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

The offered RIAA Gold Record Award displays a plaque, mounted beneath a gold single with orange label, that reads “Presented to ELVIS PRESLEY to commemorate the sale of more than one million copies of the RCA RECORDS single record ‘BURNING LOVE,’” all set against a white linen matte background. “Burning Love” is not only an iconic Elvis song, but has cemented its place in history with many remakes and references to the song stitched throughout the fabric of pop culture.

The next release following on the heels of the success of Elvis: As Recorded Live at Madison Square Garden was the single release of “Burning Love” with “It’s a Matter of Time” on side B. The single, reluctantly recorded by Elvis on March 28, 1972 in the RCA Hollywood Studio, quickly sold over a million copies upon its release on August 1, 1972. “Burning Love” is one of Elvis’ biggest hit singles and his last to reach the top 10 on American charts. The single was certified as a million seller by RIAA on October 27, 1972. Reaching million-selling status the year of its release allowed the RIAA gold record award to be issued that same year in 1972. The offered award measures 13 ¼ x 17 ¼ inches and presents with only the most mild wear to the wooden frame and toning to the matte area. Near Mint condition.

RIAA Gold Record Award for Elvis Presleys 1972 Single “Burning Love” - Certified in 1972 – Early White Linen Matte Style
Current Bidding (Reserve Has Been Met)
Minimum Bid: $1,000
Final prices include buyers premium: $2,760
Estimate: $2,000 - $4,000
Number Bids: 8
Auction closed on Saturday, December 11, 2021.
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