The original RIAA White Matte Gold Record Award, presented to The Doors in recognition of their debut album reaching $1,000,000.00 in retail sales. This is the exact award that hung in The Doors' Hollywood offices at 8512 Santa Monica Blvd, Los Angeles. Mounted on hand-cut Bainbridge white matte and in the orginal Fulton Street New York Frame & Picture Co. wooden frame as issued. The glass is original and has been professionally cleaned to the underside resulting in replacement brown paper to the rear of the frame. The condition is very good indeed. There is a little tarnishing to the gilt on the record at the extremities and the frame is a little scratched and bumped as you might expect. Released in January 1967, The Doors debut album was certified gold by the RIAA on September 11, 1967. An exceptional rock and roll artifact. The Doors' first gold record, for their first album, from the personal collection of their manager.
Provenance: From the personal collection of longtime Doors manager Bill Siddons. With his signed statement "I, Bill Siddons, was the manager of the Doors from January 1968 through October 1972. The gold record award for "The Doors", was owned by me and hung at the Doors' office at 8512 Santa Monica Blvd., Los Angeles, 90069, for the duration of our leasing that space."
Stock code: 10563