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 25)…Gold on Love Beach’s Shore

Emerson, Lake & Palmer’s final album of the 70s, Love Beach, was certified gold on this day in 1979. Screenshot of award. Retrieved from here. RIAA gold certification is achieved when 500,000 copies of an album are sold. The album had been released on November 18 of the previous year, 68 days prior to its … Continue reading On This Day (January 25)…Gold on Love Beach’s Shore

On This Day (January 15)…Perfect(ly Gold) Strangers

Deep Purple's album Perfect Strangers was certified gold by the Recording Industry Association of America on this day in 1985. Photograph of the band's award. Retrieved from here. RIAA gold certification requires 500,000 albums to have been sold in the United States. This specific criteria started applying in 1975. Perfect Strangers was the first album … Continue reading On This Day (January 15)…Perfect(ly Gold) Strangers