Lynyrd Skynyrd Nuthin' Fancy...
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DescriptionLynyrd Skynyrd Nuthin' Fancy RIAA Gold Sales Award Presented to Ed King. A gold sales award for the third Skynyrd LP, presented to one of the band's guitarists, Ed King. Originally joining the band as a bassist, King later switched to guitar in the group.
King already had a claim to fame, as he had played in the popular psychedelic band, the Strawberry Alarm Clock, best known for "Incense and Peppermints." Though an outsider for the southern-based band, his experience as a player and songwriter helped craft something magical on those first three Skynyrd LPs. Having three guitarists in a single band was rare back in the 1970s (and still is), but it made for a unique and full sound.
During this era, many classics the band would keep playing throughout their career were written. Nuthin' Fancy in particular features the classic "Saturday Night Special."
King ended up leaving the band while on tour for this album. When the band reunited in the late 1980s, he was back in the band, which he would remain until 1996, when health problems forced his exit. King died in 2018.
According to the plaque in the bottom right corner, "Presented To / Edward King / To Commemorate the Sale of More Than / 500,000 Copies of the / MCA Records / Long-Playing Record Album / ‘Nuthin' Fancy'." Measures 16 ¾" x 20 ¾". In Very Good condition with chipping and scuffs on the frame, along with tears on the backing paper. COA from Heritage Auctions.
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