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

Platinum record award, The Cockroaches

Made in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, 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

Object No.

2007/48/6

Object Statement

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

Physical Description

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

Height

584 mm

Width

460 mm

Depth

24 mm

Production

Notes

Made by Festival Records for Regular Records.

History

Notes

The award was lent to the Museum for display in the exhibition 'Spinning around: 50 years of Festival Records' and subsequently donated to the Museum.

Source

Credit Line

Gift of Martin Fabinyi, 2007

Acquisition Date

17 April 2007

Cite this Object

Harvard

Platinum record award, The Cockroaches 2018, Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences, accessed 24 April 2019, <https://ma.as/365504>

Wikipedia

{{cite web |url=https://ma.as/365504 |title=Platinum record award, The Cockroaches |author=Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences |access-date=24 April 2019 |publisher=Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences, Australia}}
This object is currently on display in The Wiggles Exhibition at the Powerhouse Museum.

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