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Winning Bid: $1,594.41

Winning Bid: $1,594.41

Auction ends: October 24, 2020 11:40 PM
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Offered here is the Platinum Record given to Phil Specter. This came directly from Phil Spector.  Lennon and Ono co-produced the song with Phil Spector. Recording began at Lennon’s home studio at Tittenhurst Park, England, in May 1971, with final overdubs taking place at the Record Plant, in New York City, during July. In October, Lennon released “Imagine” as a single in the United States, where it peaked at number three on the Billboard Hot 100. The song was first issued as a single in Britain in 1975, to promote the compilation Shaved Fish, and reached number six on the UK Singles Chart that year. It later topped the chart following Lennon’s murder in 1980. Spector was named director of A&R for Apple Records.  How the heck is this item even available?  Obtaining any award from one of the most important music artists in history is nearly impossible and yes, now there is one available.  This award given to Phil Spector is the only award that has ever been offered in the collectible world.

The plaque reads “Presented to Phil Spector, To commemorate the sale of more than 1,000,000 copies of the record John Lennon: Imagine.” This Grammy award-winning album during Phil Spector’s best years in the music business was made during a streak of hits that included the Oscar-winning soundtrack for “Let It Be” and George Harrison’s “Concert for Bangladesh” movie and top-selling soundtrack record. He worked on Imagine with Jack Douglas, who received a Hollywood F.A.M.E. Award in 2007 and 2009 from Al Bowman. Phil says that that was the best work in his career. This platinum record in the double matted, box-framed style that was the standard in the pre R.I.A.A. era

This collection of unique memorabilia comes from the executive producer of the Los Angeles Music Awards and the Hollywood F.A.M.E. Awards. The L.A. Music Awards lasted from 1991 until 2015, exactly 25 years. It was the first awards show of it’s kind anywhere in the world because it brought recognition and publicity to independent artists and bands. Unlike the Grammy’s or Billboard Music Awards, which recognize established artists for their commercial successes, the Los Angeles Music Awards presented accolades for production quality, lyrical content, songwriting abilities, and overall music quality.
Its production model has been duplicated in hundreds of major cities around the world. In 1997, it’s 7th year, the production began to involve celebrity participants, both as presenters and recipients. Many came from the film and television industries. In 1998, the Los Angeles Music Awards began tying it with various charitable causes and established silent auctions to help raise funds for those causes. Donations of memorabilia were solicited from famous artists, producers, filmmakers and other movers and shakers from the entertainment industry. In 1999, famed music producer Phil Spector donated many items from his own personal collection that spawned many others from both the film and music industries to do the same.
Over the next 15 years, many items that went unsold from the silent auctions were held onto buy Al Bowman, after he first offered them back to their original donators. In 2007, the Hollywood F.A.M.E. Awards were founded. F.A.M.E. was an acronym for a celebration of Film, Art, Music and Entertainment. In 2010, Al joined forces with the creator of the Los Angeles Comedy Awards as co-executive producer and for the next 4 years brought to life the L.A. Comedy Awards. Part of this collection includes Al’s own original L.A. Music Awards plaques and trophies, similar to the ones presented to many celebrities and other famous award recipients and participants over the 25 years when these award shows were in full production. Each of them commemorates the successful production that occurred in those years.
To see a list of past award show participants, click on this link.

In 1969, Spector returned to his career and subsequently produced the Beatles’ album Let It Be (1970), as well as several solo records by the band’s John Lennon and George Harrison.  “The Long and Winding Road” (produced for the Beatles, 1970), and “My Sweet Lord” (produced for Harrison, 1970). Spector’s honors include the 1973 Grammy Award for Album of the Year for co-producing Harrison’s Concert for Bangladesh (1971). Spector was invited by Lennon and George Harrison to take on the task of turning the Beatles’ abandoned Let It Be recording sessions into a usable album. He went to work, using many of his production techniques, making significant changes to the arrangements and sound of some songs.

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