|Star Wars / Cantina Band Platinum Floater Award|
|It is cliche to see gold and platinum record awards lining the offices/homes of artists and record executives. Most official Star Wars recordings (soundtracks, disco spinoffs, singles, and narrated albums) attained the gold and platinum status (500,000 and 1,000,000 units, respectively, in the United States) by recording industry certification agencies in various countries. As a result, there are a multitude of in-house and agency record awards associated with the Star Wars films. |
These awards were presented to artists, record execs, and the top creative talent from the Star Wars movies, however, in practice only a handful of these record awards are ever made for a particular certification. Star Wars record awards come in a variety of styles that were issued over the years: floater, strip plate, hologram. Some feature an LP or 45 RPM record, CD, or cassette, or some combination.
This is an RIAA platinum award for Meco's Star Wars / Cantina Band single, a disco version of the Star Wars theme that skyrocketed to the top of the charts during the summer of 1977. This was issued by the RIAA to honor the sale of 2,000,000 units in the United States. Much of the popularization of the music from Star Wars is due to Meco's success and this single marks that landmark achievement.
|Description by:||Gus Lopez|
|From the collection of:||Gus Lopez|
|Film:||A New Hope|
|Category:||Awards / Music|