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2007/50/8 Music award, platinum record, 'Tapestry' by Carole King, laminated board / metal / paper, made and used by Festival Records, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, 1971-1972. Click to enlarge.

Carole King platinum record

Made in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, 1971-1972.

This award has significance as an illustration of Festival Records’ success in generating sales of locally manufactured recordings of overseas artists whose labels it represented in Australia. When Fred Marks took charge of Festival Records in 1960, he realised that the company’s future lay not just with local talent but in obtaining the rights to release more overseas recordings. By the mid 1960s Festival had obtained the rights for material from dozens of American independent labels including ...

Summary

Object No.

2007/50/8

Object Statement

Music award, platinum record, 'Tapestry' by Carole King, laminated board / metal / paper, made and used by Festival Records, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, 1971-1972

Physical Description

Music award, platinum record, 'Tapestry' by Carole King, laminated board / metal / paper, made and used by Festival Records, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, 1971-1972

Quadruple platinum record award mounted on wooden board with laminated wood veneer. Silver-coloured LP disc with Ode Records label. Silver plaque at bottom with text 'Australian Platinum Awards 4. Presented to Carole King by the directors of Festival Records for the award winning album Tapestry.' Festival Records logo. Two metal hooks on reverse.

Dimensions

Height

457 mm

Width

355 mm

Depth

20 mm

Production

Notes

Made by Festival Records at their factory in Miller St Pyrmont.

History

Notes

When Festival Records prepared gold and platinum awards to present to its recording artists, the company sometimes made duplicates to display in the board room and the reception area of its premises. This award was also displayed in the Museum's exhibition 'Spinning Around: 50 Years of Festival Records', from 2001 to 2003.

Source

Credit Line

Gift of Festival Mushroom Records, 2007

Acquisition Date

19 April 2007

Cite this Object

Harvard

Carole King platinum record 2019, Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences, accessed 17 June 2019, <https://ma.as/364974>

Wikipedia

{{cite web |url=https://ma.as/364974 |title=Carole King platinum record |author=Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences |access-date=17 June 2019 |publisher=Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences, Australia}}

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