RIAA gold record award presented to Clive Davis for Give the People What They Want. Released in August 1981 and quickly certified gold with sales of 500,000 copies by the RIAA (Recording Industry of America) in January 1982, Give the People What They Want, is considered the group’s finest album of the decade, showcasing Ray Davies witty and intelligent lyrics. This particular award is significant in that the recipient is none other than the truly legendary Clive Davis, former head of CBS Records and founder of Arista and LaFace Records. A diverse multitude of artists have been signed by Davis during his 50-year career; among them, Janis Joplin, Sly & The Family Stone, Aerosmith, The Grateful Dead, Carly Simon, Air Supply, Whitney Houston, Aretha Franklin, Alicia Keys, Brooks & Dunn, Brad Paisley, Alan Jackson, Usher, and Sean ‘Puffy’ Combs. Framed with a gold plaque to an overall size of 16.75 x 20.75. In fine condition.
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