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

Offered is an RIAA Gold Record Award "Presented to Charlie Watts" for The Rolling Stones 1970 LP Get Yer Ya-Ya's Out. The live album was recorded at shows in New York City and Baltimore in November 1969, just before the release of Let It Bleed. It is the first live album to reach number 1 in the UK. It was reported to have been issued in response to the well known bootleg Live'r Than You'll Ever Be. The record was released on September 4, 1970, and certified gold by the RIAA on November 2, 1970. This is an early "white linen matte" version of the award produced in the period. The plaque reads: “Presented to CHARLIE WATTS to Commemorate the Sale of More Than One Million Dollars Worth of the London Records Long-Playing Record Album 'GET YER YA YA'S OUT.'”

The famous cover photo by David Bailey, featuring Charlie Watts (RIP, Charlie!!) with guitars and bass drums hanging from the neck of a donkey, was inspired by a line in Bob Dylan's song "Visions of Johanna": "Jewels and binoculars hang from the head of the mule" (though, as mentioned, the animal in the photo is a donkey, not a mule). The band would later say "we originally wanted an elephant but settled for a donkey", which honestly would have made a great title for the record. The award measures 17 1/2 x 21 1/2 inches and presents with even toning to the matte area, which is a slightly darker cream color. Near Mint condition.

RIAA Gold Record Award for The Rolling Stones 1970 Live LP <em>Get Yer Ya-Yas Out!</em>  - “Presented to Charlie Watts” - Certified in 1970 – Early White Linen Matte Style
Current Bidding
Minimum Bid: $1,500
Final prices include buyers premium: $3,738
Estimate: $3,000 - $5,000
Number Bids: 10
Auction closed on Saturday, December 11, 2021.
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