The Auction at Graceland•Elvis Week•August 12, 2018
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Colonel Parker called it the “first entertainment special to be broadcast live around the world.” Elvis’ “Aloha from Hawaii” concert was broadcast via satellite on January 14, 1973 from the Honolulu International Center, and it’s believed that over 1 billion fans viewed the concert worldwide. Fans from around the globe watched as the singing phenomenon took the stage and said “Aloha” to the world. The famed concert aired via satellite in over 40 countries in Europe and Asia (airing at a later date in the U.S.) and was the most expensive entertainment special of its time, costing approximately $2.5 million to produce. Shortly after this special aired, RCA released a double album of this celebrated concert that contained 30 songs and was an immediate, massive hit, as Elvis sang every song with the passion and energy only the King of Rock ‘n’ Roll could produce. The album, released in February 1973, reached number one on the Billboard charts and was only the second two-disc set of Elvis’ career. The album was certified Gold on February 13, 1973, Platinum and 2x Platinum on May 20, 1988, 3x Platinum on July 15, 1999 and 5x Platinum on August 1, 2002 by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA). Offered is a multi-Platinum award issued in 1988 that features two platinum-colored records above two platinum-colored cassette tapes flanking a center plaque that reads, “Presented to ELVIS PRESLEY to commemorate the sale of more than 2,000,000 copies of the RCA RECORDS album and cassette ‘ALOHA FROM HAWAII VIA SATELLITE.’” The award bears a hologram RIAA logo and the display is set against a black background. The album dominated the charts and sold half a million copies in only four weeks. The framed award measures 19 by 21 inches (48.26 x 53.34 cm) and is accompanied by a letter of authenticity from Graceland Authenticated.



The award shows only minor distresses to the frame. Near Mint condition.
RIAA Double Platinum Record Award for Elvis Presley’s 1973 LP <em>Aloha From Hawaii</em> - Awarded in 1988
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Number Bids: 17
Auction closed on Sunday, August 12, 2018.
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