' John Lennon ' RARE RIAA White Matte Gold Record® Award for ' Instant Karma '
Released on February 6th,1970 and certified Gold on December 14th,1970.
The song reached the top five in the British and American singles charts, competing with the Beatles " Let It Be " in the US, where it became the first solo single by a member of the Beatles to sell a million copies.
" Instant Karma! " was conceived, written, recorded and released within a period of ten days, making it one of the fastest-released songs in pop music history.
The recording was produced by Phil Spector at London's Abbey Road Studios, marking a comeback for the American producer after his self-imposed retirement in 1966.
The plaque with the seal of the RIAA (Recording Industry Association of America) states:
' Presented to John Ono Lennon to Commemorate the Sale of More Than One Million Copies of the Apple Records Pop Single Record " Instant Karma " '.
This RARE white matte award is presented in the original frame. In fine condition with minor wear to the frame and some light spots on the matte.
The reverse of the award has a rare sticker on brown paper indicating it was assembled by authorized RIAA framer ' New York Frame and Picture Co. ‘
Very few white matte RIAA Gold Awards® were created for a particular single.
Measures approx. 13 1/2 ” x 17 1/4 ”.
A wonderful piece of Lennon history for any John Lennon or Beatles Fan!