September 7, 2022 Rock & Roll, Entertainment & Sport Memorabilia
This lot is closed for bidding. Bidding ended on 9/7/2022

Elvis Presley RIAA Awards from the 1992 Graceland Redesign
The following seven RIAA Gold and Platinum Record Awards are a special offering to celebrate the 30th anniversary of Graceland's redesigning of Elvis Presley's racquetball court/trophy room. Only recently has the court been returned to its functional glory as a court, but in 1992 it was covered floor to ceiling with Elvis' Gold and Platinum awards. At that time, Graceland sought to update to their Awards for Elvis' various singles and LPs, many of which had achieved Gold and even Multi-Platinum status and many of which had never even been certified! The offered grouping of awards emanate from that same period and were produced with the copies that ended up on the walls of Graceland. This is the first of several offerings from this group of RIAA awards. 

Offered is an RIAA Platinum record award for Elvis Presley's 1969 single “Suspicious Minds”, released on August 1, 1969, it was finally certified Platinum on March 27, 1992. The song was recorded during Elvis' famous January 1969 sessions at American Sound Studio in Memphis. Elvis was convinced by Marty Lacker, George Klein and Felton Jarvis to agree to the recording session with Chips Moman. Lincoln “Chips” Moman, one of the founders of Stax Records who produced over 150 hit records from his small, fairly new studio, postponed a pre-arranged session with Neil Diamond to record with Elvis in his studio upon the last-minute request. These American Sound Studio sessions would be some of the most pivotal in Elvis’ career and would mark the turning point in Elvis’ re-creation of himself. "Suspicious Minds" reached number on in 1969, and the session also produced Elvis' recordings of "Kentucky Rain," "Hey Jude," and "In the Ghetto." The award's plaque reads "Presented to Elvis Presley to Commemorate the Sale of More than 1,000,000 Copies of the RCA RECORDS Single Record 'Suspicious Minds'". The award measures 13 x 17 inches and presents with little to no wear. Near Mint to Mint condition.

RIAA Platinum Record Award for Elvis Presleys 1969 Single “Suspicious Minds”
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Final prices include buyers premium: $1,093
Estimate: $1,000 - $2,000
Number Bids: 9
Auction closed on Wednesday, September 7, 2022.
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