On This Day (March 29)…Works I is gold

Emerson, Lake & Palmer’s album Works Volume 1 was certified gold by the Recording Industry Association of America on this day in 1977. Screenshot of certification record. Retrieved from here. A RIAA Gold certification at this time apparently signified 500,000 units sold in the US. Incredibly, this album, the first studio effort from ELP released … Continue reading On This Day (March 29)…Works I is gold

On This Day (January 9)…Stormbringer Brings Gold

Deep Purple’s album Stormbringer was certified gold by the Recording Industry Association of America on this day in 1975. Screenshot of source. Retrieved from here. The album had been released the previous November. It received mixed but generally positive reviews, including from Rolling Stone Magazine. It was the last of Deep Purple's 1970s output to … Continue reading On This Day (January 9)…Stormbringer Brings Gold