Platinum record award, The Cockroaches

Made 1988

This platinum record award has significance as evidence of the record sales achieved by the band the Cockroaches, as an illustration of the origins of the Wiggles, and as part of the story of Regular Records.

Formed in 1979, the Cockroaches were a Sydney-based pub rock band that included the Field brothers (John, Paul and Anthony) and Jeff Fatt on keyboards. They released a number of singles before signing with Regular Records in 1986.

Regular Records was an independent label formed in Septem...

Summary

2007/48/6
Music award, platinum record, The Cockroaches, acrylic / metal / composite board, made by Festival Records, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, 1988

Platinum record award in blue metal frame with composite board backing. Dark blue mount. Silver coloured LP disc with Regular Records label, on red background. Acrylic cover. Plaque on lower left side with text 'Presented to Regular Records by the executives of Festival Records for the outstanding achievement of attaining an Australian platinum award for the album The Cockroaches, June 1988'. Lower right side has the paper CD cover mounted, showing colour photographs of the band members. Metal cord attached to reverse for hanging.

Dimensions

460 mm
584 mm
24 mm

Production

Made by Festival Records for Regular Records.
1988

Source

Gift of Martin Fabinyi, 2007

Cite this Object

Platinum record award, The Cockroaches 2015, Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences, accessed 25 March 2017, <https://ma.as/365504>
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