RIAA Gold Record Award presented to John Barbata “to commemorate the sale of more than one million dollars worth of Atlantic Records long-playing record album ‘Four Way Street.’” Framed with gold disc, engraved plaque and mini album cover and New York Picture & Frame Co. sticker on reverse. In fine condition. The live double-album, comprised of songs culled from concerts at New York's Fillmore East, the Chicago Auditorium, and the Los Angeles Forum in June and July 1970, was certified gold by the RIAA (Recording Industry Association of America) within a week of release in April 1971. The album held the #1 position on the Billboard Album chart for three weeks. This particular award is presented to band member John Barbata, drummer for Crosby, Stills, Nash, & Young. Having appeared on more than 60 albums as a session drummer, Barbata was also a member of The Turtles between 1966 and 1969 and Jefferson Airplane/Jefferson Starship, and participated in various Grace Slick and Paul Kantner albums and tours throughout most of the 1970s. Original ‘white matte’ style awards such as these, presented to band members, are highly desired by collectors.
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