The Beatles Hey Jude Platinum Record Given To Phil Spector COA Provenance Letter COA Al Bowman CollectionGo Back
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Offered here is the Platinum Record given to Phil Specter. This came directly from Phil Spector. 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. Hey, Jude” is a song by the English rock band the Beatles that was released as a non-album single in August 1968. It was written by Paul McCartney and credited to the Lennon–McCartney partnership. The single was the Beatles’ first release on their Apple record label and one of the “First Four” singles by Apple’s roster of artists, marking the label’s public launch. “Hey, Jude” was a number-one hit in many countries around the world and became the year’s top-selling single in the UK, the US, Australia, and Canada. Its nine-week run at number one on the Billboard Hot 100 tied the all-time record in 1968 for the longest run at the top of the US charts. It has sold approximately eight million copies and is frequently included on music critics’ lists of the greatest songs of all time.
The plaque reads “Presented to Phil Spector, To commemorate the sale of more than 1,000,000 copies of the record. “The Beatles Platinum Record “Hey Jude .” This is a VERY RARE platinum award. Phil Spector sat in on many of the studio sessions of what is considered “ B side” singles that had been previously unreleased. Phil told Al Bowman that the song “I Should Have Known Better” was completed with his engineering advice, a claim he says made it sound the way it did. The album initially barely eclipsed a million sales due to the limited amount of vinyl prints that were manufactured. The album was pressed on BOTH the Apple and Capitol Records labels. This platinum record in the double matted, box-framed style that was the standard in the pre R.I.A.A. era
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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