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    R.B. Greaves "Take A Letter Maria" RIAA White Matte Gold Sales Award Presented to Ahmet Ertegun (Atco 45-6714, 1969). Going on to sell over two-and-a-half million copies by 1970, "Take A Letter Maria" is a Latin-flavored Soul hit written by R.B. Greaves. It reached number two on the Billboard Hot 100. According to the plaque beneath the gold disc, this award was presented to famed Atlantic Records co-founder and recording industry giant Ahmet Ertegun to "Commemorate the Sale of More Than One Million Copies of the Atco Records Pop Single Record 'Take A Letter Maria'". Framed in wood with a rare white matte to an overall 13.25" x 17.25". In Fine condition, with some minor dings and scuffing to the frame. From the David Gest Memorabilia Archive.

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    November, 2017
    11th Saturday
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