The Auction at Graceland•March 4, 2017
This lot is closed for bidding. Bidding ended on 3/4/2017
From the Estate of Scotty Moore
“Green Onions” is an instrumental rock and soul song by Booker T. & the M.G.s that was initially issued in May 1962 on the Volt label as side B to “Behave Yourself.” It was quickly reissued in September 1962 as side A on the Stax label. Offered is the RIAA sales award display, which contains a gold record with a Stax blue label reading “Green Onions / Booker T. & The M.G.s” and a plaque that reads, “Presented to Scotty Moore to commemorate RIAA certified gold sales of more than 1,000,000 copies of the Stax single ‘Green Onions’.” The track reached number 1 on the R&B singles chart where it remained for four non-consecutive weeks and made the Billboard Hot 100 in August of 1962, peaking at number three by the end of September 1962. The framed display with black paper background measures 17 by 13 by 1 inch (43.18 x 33.02 x 2.54 cm). The award, emanating directly from the estate of Scotty Moore, is accompanied by a letter of authenticity from Graceland Authenticated.
The gold sales award is in excellent condition overall.