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    Carpenters "(They Long to Be) Close to You" RIAA White Mat Gold Record Sales Award Presented to Burt Bacharach (A&M 1183, 1970). A rare RIAA white mat gold sales award for the Carpenters' 1970 hit, presented to one of the song's writers, the legendary Burt Bacharach, to "Commemorate the Sale of More Than One Million Copies of the A&M Records Pop Single Record '(They Long to Be) Close to You'". Framed to an overall 13" x 17". In Very Fine condition. From the David Gest Memorabilia Archive.

    The Carpenters' breakthrough hit, "(They Long to Be) Close to You" reached the number-one spot in the United States, Canada and Australia, and is one of many examples of Bacharach's magic touch as not only a songwriter, but arranger as well.

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