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 reads "Presented to Charlie Watts" for the The Rolling Stones single "(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction." The song was on their 1965 LP Out of Our Heads, and was released as a single on June 5, 1965, becoming The Stones first number one hit in the U.S. The RIAA certified the song Gold soon after its release, on July 19, 1965, and the offered award's white matte style indicate it was produced in that era. The plaque on the award reads "Presented to CHARLIE WATTS OF THE ROLLING STONES to Commemorate the Sale of More than One Million Copies of the LONDON RECORDS Pop Single Record '(I CAN'T GET NO) SATISFACTION.'"

Keith Richards dreamed this song into existence, without even remembering doing it. He woke up one morning to find two minutes of the classic "Satisfaction" guitar riff on his tape recorder next to his bed, and "then me snoring for the next forty minutes." Mick Jagger wrote the lyrics later, just a few days before the Stones went into the studio to record it on May 12, 1965, to which Charlie and the rest of the boys added their magic. We lost Charlie this year, and with him part of the back beat that made rock and roll what it is. The award measures 13 ¼ x 17 ¼ inches and presents with only the most mild wear to the wooden frame. Stunning Near Mint to Mint condition.

RIAA Gold Record Award for The Rolling Stones 1965 Single "(I Cant Get No) Satisfaction" - “Presented to Charlie Watts” Certified in 1965 – Early White Linen Matte Style
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Minimum Bid: $1,500
Final prices include buyers premium: $3,450
Estimate: $3,000 - $5,000
Number Bids: 6
Auction closed on Saturday, December 11, 2021.
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