The Auction at Graceland•January 7, 2017
This lot is closed for bidding. Bidding ended on 1/7/2017
This award was “Presented to Bob Miller to commemorate RIAA Certified Platinum Sales of More Than 6,000,000 copies of the RCA Records Label album, cassette and CD ‘Elvis’ Golden Hits.’” Bob Miller, along with Bill Trader, wrote the song “(Now and Then There’s) A Fool Such As I” which Elvis recorded in June 1958. The award display is centered on a platinum-toned record with a black-and-white pictorial label of Elvis holding a record award and also contains a plaque, CD and cassette tape, and an image of the original cover for Elvis’ Golden Records. The compilation of Elvis’ hit singles from 1956 and 1957 is considered to be the first “Greatest Hits” album ever issued and was the first of five Elvis’ Golden Records volumes to be released. The album was awarded 5X Platinum on March 27, 1992, and 6X platinum on July 15, 1999, by the Recording Industry Association of America. The award display measures approximately 21 by 16 3/4 inches (53.34 x 42.54 cm) and is accompanied by a letter of Authenticity from Graceland Authenticated.
The award is in excellent condition overall.